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LeBlanc eager to help out Astros' bullpen

Left-hander joins team in Kansas City after being claimed off waivers

KANSAS CITY -- Left-hander Wade LeBlanc joined the Astros on Sunday and said that he's looking forward to having an opportunity to help the Houston bullpen.

The Astros on Saturday claimed LeBlanc off waivers from the Miami Marlins. Manager Bo Porter said LeBlanc could be used both in short and long relief.

"They gave me an opportunity and hopefully I can make them look good on it," LeBlanc said. "I'm going to enjoy the ride and try to do the best I can."

LeBlanc replaces Brad Peacock on the 25-man roster. Peacock was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday night -- following the Astros' 7-2 loss to the Royals -- to work as a starter.

"[LeBlanc] will add quality depth to our bullpen," Porter said. "He's a true left-handed long guy who has the ability to start."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to
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