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Lake Charles native Wade LeBlanc retires from pro baseball

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - After 16 professional seasons of baseball, Lake Charles native Wade LeBlanc is calling it a career. Wade announced his retirement on his Instagram account with a passionate post. “As we close this chapter, one question continues to arise in my head. How do I know...
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Wade LeBlanc: ‘Waking up from a lifelong dream’

Major League Baseball will open its season on Thursday without pitcher Wade LeBlanc on a roster. After 16 professional seasons that included stops with nine MLB and 13 minor-league teams plus one Japanese squad, the former Alabama left-hander has decided to retire. LeBlanc announced his retirement via his Instagram account...
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Wade LeBlanc Announces Retirement

Left-hander Wade LeBlanc has decided to retire, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports (Twitter link). The 37-year-old LeBlanc is hanging up his cleats after pitching in parts of 13 Major League seasons with nine different teams, as well as a stint in Japan with the Saitama Seibu Lions in 2015.
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Wade LeBlanc: Retires from baseball

LeBlanc (elbow) announced his retirement from professional baseball Saturday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports. After 13 seasons in the majors, LeBlanc has decided to hang up his cleats for good. The left-hander will finish his career with a 46-49 record, 4.54 ERA and 1.35 WHIP while striking out 671 batters over 931.1 innings. He played for nine different teams during his career, with his best season coming in 2018 in Seattle. He finished that year with a 9-5 record, 3.72 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while starting 27 games.
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Exit Interview 2021: Wade LeBlanc

As is tradition around these parts after the season is over, we’re taking a look at every player that got into a game for the St. Louis Cardinals this season. That’ll range from someone that didn’t record an out to someone that played almost every inning. Treat it like they are stopping by the manager’s office (umm, also imagine this was before the managerial change) on their way home for the winter for a performance review. Stats listed are ones generated during their time with the Cards and the grade is based not only on their performance but on the expectations for them going into the season. As he has the past few years, the legend that is cardinalsgifs has provided our excellent header image!
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St. Louis pitcher Wade LeBlanc to miss rest of the 2021 season

ST. LOUIS- Cardinals manager Mike Shildt confirmed Thursday that lefthanded pitcher Wade LeBlanc, who has been on the disabled list since August 13 after suffering elbow pain the night before, will miss the remainder of the 2021 campaign. LeBlanc, 37, signed at midseason after his release by Baltimore, pitched in...
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How losing Wade LeBlanc for the season impacts St. Louis Cardinals

As expected, Wade LeBlanc is out for the season. He might not be a household name, but his absence will be felt by St. Louis Cardinals. The St. Louis Cardinals could not have asked for much more from Wade LeBlanc. Originally signed to pitch out of the bullpen, he was moved to the rotation out of necessity. The result was LeBlanc posting a 3.61 ERA in 12 appearances (eight starts), significantly better than the numbers he had posted with the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the season.
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Cardinals LHP Wade LeBlanc to undergo elbow procedure

The Cardinals have shut left-hander Wade LeBlanc down for the remainder of the season, manager Mike Shildt announced to reporters Thursday (Twitter link via Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat). He’s expected to undergo some type of procedure to address the elbow pain that has sidelined him, though Shildt was not able to provide specifics. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tweets that LeBlanc is still exploring options. Shildt noted that LeBlanc, a pending free agent, is expected to be ready for spring training.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: Ruled out for season

LeBlanc (elbow) will be shut down for the remainder of the 2021 campaign, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. LeBlanc had trouble recovering from an elbow injury after he was placed on the 10-day injured list in mid-August. Manager Mike Shildt said Thursday that the left-hander will undergo a procedure, but he didn't offer specifics regarding the nature of the surgery. Although LeBlanc is slated to become a free agent during the offseason, he's expected to be ready for the start of spring training in 2022.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: Bullpen pushed back

LeBlanc (elbow) saw a bullpen session scheduled for Saturday pushed back in order to ensure he can handle the intensity, the team's official site reports. There's been no confirmed date for the session, and the ongoing delay in getting LeBlanc throwing again has likely relegated him to a relief role if he does manage to return this season. The veteran southpaw's ability to throw off flat ground without issues on multiple occasions led to an Aug. 24 bullpen session that LeBlanc did not recover well from, prompting the current pause in his rehab process.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: May not return in 2021

LeBlanc (elbow) hasn't recovered well from Tuesday's bullpen session and may not be able to return this season, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. The veteran left-hander threw off flat ground twice in the days leading up to the bullpen session, but his progression to mound work apparently didn't go well. LeBlanc landed on the injured list Aug. 13 with a left elbow injury, and the setback could mean he's already thrown his last pitch in 2021.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: Throws twice in recent days

LeBlanc (elbow) threw off flat ground Thursday and Saturday, the team's official site reports. The left-hander is still taking a cautious approach to his recovery despite a scan revealing no structural damage. His return timetable remains murky, but there is continued optimism he'll return in 2021.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: Set to throw Thursday

LeBlanc (elbow) is slated to play catch Thursday, the team's official site reports. Assuming the veteran left-hander indeed completes the throwing session, it will come exactly one week after he exited an Aug. 12 outing against the Pirates after beginning to feel discomfort in his throwing elbow. LeBlanc saw his 2020 campaign with the Orioles come to an early end due to a stress fracture, but he believes the Cardinals' medical staff has protected him from the same fate this time around.
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Jack Flaherty returns, Wade LeBlanc to injured list as Cardinals start KC series

ST. LOUIS- The Cardinals on Friday activated pitcher Jack Flaherty from the 60-day injured list to make his first start tonight since injuring his oblique more than two months ago. Flaherty goes against the Royals tonight in Kansas City as the Cardinals gear up for an important series next week against the NL Central leading Milwaukee Brewers.
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Cardinals' Wade LeBlanc: Needs more than minimum stay

LeBlanc (elbow) will miss more than the minimum 10 days on the injured list, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. LeBlanc was placed on the injured list Friday with an elbow issue. While an MRI revealed no structural damage, it looks like he'll nevertheless need to miss more than one turn in the rotation.
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Cardinals LHP Wade LeBlanc to undergo testing for elbow issue

The Cardinals are on the verge of reinstating Jack Flaherty and Miles Mikolas after both pitchers spent extended time on the injured list. Just as those two rejoin the rotation, St. Louis could be dealing with another loss on the starting staff. Veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc left this afternoon’s start against the Pirates in the third inning after experiencing elbow pain. He’s now slated to undergo further testing to determine the issue’s severity, writes Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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