Halos re-sign LeBlanc to Minor League deal

Halos re-sign LeBlanc to Minor League deal

CLEVELAND -- The Angels re-signed left-hander Wade LeBlanc to a Minor League contract on Tuesday, assigning him to Triple-A Salt Lake to bolster their starting-pitching depth.

LeBlanc gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings of relief in Oakland on May 30, was designated for assignment the following day, then was selected by the Yankees, who DFA'd him after one appearance.

LeBlanc, who is out of options, elected free agency after being outrighted off the Yankees' 40-man roster and ultimately chose to return to the organization he began the season with.

The 29-year-old posted a 4.51 ERA in 96 games (68 starts) with the Padres, Marlins and Astros from 2008-13. LeBlanc joins Joel Pineiro, Jarrett Grube, Justin Thomas, Anthony Lerew and Jose Alvarez (on the Minor League disabled list with a left elbow strain) as Triple-A starters.

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