The Astros have designated left-hander Wade LeBlanc for assignment, the team announced via press release. In a related move, Marwin Gonzalez has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Corresponding roster moves will be made tomorrow, according to the release.
LeBlanc was claimed off waivers by Houston earlier this month after the southpaw was designated for assignment by the Marlins. The 28-year-old appeared in just three games as an Astro, allowing four earned runs in 3 2/3 innings of work. For the 2013 season overall, LeBlanc has a 5.50 ERA, 1.78 K/BB and 5.5 K/9 over 52 1/3 IP, which includes seven starts with Miami.