Angels option Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A, recall Wade LeBlanc

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The Los Angeles Angels sent pitcher Matt Shoemaker to Triple-A on Sunday.

Shoemaker, 25, appeared in six games for the Angels making three starts. During his time at the big league level he this season he posted a 3.18 ERA and 1.15 WHIP.

For now he will return to Salt Lake as the Angels have called up Wade LeBlanc. The transaction had a lot more to do the Angels needing additional arms after playing 13 innings on Saturday.

“It will hopefully be a short stint for Matt down there,” said Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, who added that he told Shoemaker to be ready “for when you go back in our rotation, which will happen.”

LeBlanc had made nine starts for Salt Lake compiling a 3.69 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. He had signed with the Angels this offseason on a minor league deal.

If LeBlanc is not needed in relief he is expected to be given the chance to start in place of Shoemaker.

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