Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Yankees entered the offseason in search of a left-handed reliever and on Tuesday, they gave themselves another option by signing Wade LeBlanc to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.
The 33-year-old LeBlanc appeared in 50 games for Pittsburgh last season, pitching to a 4.50 ERA in 68 innings. He was with the Yankees briefly in 2014, but pitched in just one game before being released.
I literally have zero recollection that LeBlanc was a Yankee.
I don’t think this actually helps. In his career, lefties have hit .305/.352/.520 against LeBlanc. It doesn’t really matter if he throws with his left arm if he can’t get lefties out.
But hey, at least we finally have something to create a new post about…