The major league-leading Angels made the move one day after clinching the AL West with a 5-0 victory over Seattle and a loss by the Oakland Athletics. The move gives extra rest to Weaver (17-8) and allows the Angels to begin lining up their pitching rotation for the postseason.
Los Angeles (95-57) began the day leading Baltimore (92-60) by three games with 10 to go for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
LeBlanc (0-1) flopped in his first start for the Angels on Aug. 25, giving up seven hits and six runs to Miami.
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