Orioles LH Wade LeBlanc done for season with elbow injury

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

LeBlanc 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.

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

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