Orioles select Wade LeBlanc

The Baltimore Orioles purchased the contract of left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc.

What It Means:

LeBlanc is expected to open the year as the No. 3 starter in the Orioles' rotation behind John Means and Alex Cobb. He was signed to a minor league deal back in January after recording the worst ERA (5.71) of his career last year since making his MLB debut back in 2008. He posted a 3.72 ERA over 162 frames the year before that. The left-hander turns 36 in early August.

numberFire's models expect LeBlanc to toss a 5.14 ERA and 1.35 WHIP with 26 strikeouts and 9 walks over 33 1/3 innings this season.