Dream accomplished: Quebecer Charles Leblanc will finally make his official major league debut on Saturday night in a Miami Marlins uniform.
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Leblanc's name has indeed been inserted into the Florida team's starting lineup for the matchup against the New York Mets at LoanDepot Park in Miami. He must play third base defensively and hit ninth.
Recalled Friday by the Marlins, the athlete from Laval was also present at the game played in the evening, but had not been used.
The 26-year-old Leblanc worked hard in the minor leagues to finally make it to major league baseball. He was selected in the fourth round by the Texas Rangers in the 2016 draft. Last December, he moved to the Marlins through a special minor league draft.
This season, in 87 games with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at the AAA level, he has batted .302.