Lake Charles native Wade LeBlanc to miss rest of season with elbow injury

Lake Charles native Wade LeBlanc to miss rest of season with elbow injury
Baltimore Orioles' Wade LeBlanc (23) walks off the field with assistant athletic trainer Mark Shires after being removed during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, in Baltimore. (Source: AP Photo/Tommy Gilligan)

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have placed left-hander Wade LeBlanc on the 60-day injured list with a season-ending elbow problem.

The Lake Charles native walked off the mound in the first inning of Sunday’s game against Boston after experiencing elbow tightness. The injury has been diagnosed as a stress reaction.

Signed to a minor league contract in January, LeBlanc earned a big-league deal in July and worked his way into the starting rotation of the rebuilding Orioles. The 36-year-old started six games, going 1-0 with an 8.06 ERA.

The Orioles were the eighth major league team LeBlanc pitched for since breaking into the big leagues in 2008 with San Diego.

Baltimore recalled lefty Keegan Akin to fill the void in the roster.

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