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Halos re-sign LeBlanc to Minor League deal

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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.

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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.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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