The Mariners Tuesday traded LHP Wade LeBlanc to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later or cash. LeBlanc went 3-0 with one save and a 4.50 ERA in 11 games for Seattle this season, including three starts, before the club designated him for assignment Aug. 25.
The 32-year-old LeBlanc made one start for AAA Tacoma after he was outrighted, taking the loss versus El Paso Sept. 9 in the PCL playoffs.
The Mariners acquired LeBlanc from Toronto June 22 in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Prior to his acquisition, LeBlanc went 7-2 with a 1.71 ERA with AAA Buffalo.
LeBlanc is a veteran of eight MLB seasons with San Diego (2008-11), Miami (2012-13), Houston (2013), the Angels (2014), New York Yankees (2014) and Seattle. He has a combined record of 24-33 with a 4.48 ERA in 117 games, including 79 starts.
The Mariners (76-68) will play the middle game of a three-game series with the Angels Tuesday night in Anaheim. RHP Taijuan Walker (5-10, 4.64) will throw for Seattle opposite RHP Alex Meyer (0-2, 7.71). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
Seattle has won a season-high tying six consecutive games. The Mariners are 9.5 games behind Texas in the AL West race and 2.5 back of Baltimore for the second wild card slot.
Watch. Wade will become the new JA Happ.