The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc from the Seattle Mariners for a player to be named later or cash considerations. LeBlanc was recently outrighted to Triple-A by Seattle, so he's not on the 40-man roster. However, you'd think the Pirates added him for that reason, since there are no minor league games taking place for the rest of the year.

This move is a bit curious. The Pirates already have plenty of left-handed options in their bullpen for this year and next year. LeBlanc would be eligible for arbitration in the off-season if they wanted to keep him around. He could be a reclamation project for them, but they already have Felipe Rivero and Antonio Bastardo for the 2017 season, plus Steven Brault as an option. So it's hard to say what the motives for...

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