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Angels pitcher Jarrett Grube could make big league debut this weekend
Angels pitcher Jarrett Grube could make big league debut this weekend

Wade LeBlanc relieved struggling starter Garrett Richards in the first inning Friday night and threw 94 pitches over 6 1/3 innings in a 9-5 loss to Oakland, saving the Angels bullpen for the final two games of a series against the American League West-leading Athletics. And what was his reward? The veteran left-hander was designated for assignment Saturday so the Angels could call up a fresh arm from triple-A Salt Lake, 32-year-old right-hander Jarrett Grube, who has never pitched in the big leagues. Tough business. “Pure and simple, it’s bad timing for Wade,” Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. “But he threw a lot last night, and we needed some coverage and...

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