Mike Leake Signs 1 Yr – $3.06M Contract with Reds

06 Feb

According to Mark Sheldon, the Reds have come to an agreement with Mike Leake and avoided arbitration.

The contract is for one year and is worth $3.06M. Leake was seeking $3.5M and the Reds were only offering $2.65M. In 2012 he made $507,000.

Leake, 25  has been with the Reds since he was their 1st round pick in the 2009 amateur draft, out of Arizona State.  He went straight to the major leagues without spending a moment in the minors. In 2011 he was 12-9 with a 3.86 ERA before stumbling last season when his ERA ballooned to a career high of 4.58.

It is supposed by many that Leake will be replaced in the rotation by 2013 closer, Aroldis Chapman. It is likely that Leake will be a spot starter and long reliever.


Posted by on February 6, 2013 in Mike Leake


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2 responses to “Mike Leake Signs 1 Yr – $3.06M Contract with Reds

  1. alfonse mele

    February 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Cut bait with Leake. $3 million for a short, soft throwing second rate 5th starter is certifiably insane.

    • Cliff Eastham

      February 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      I think Leake is good. He had a rough year but I think he could start for several teams. Thanks for commenting


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