Leake Goes to Giants
July 31, 2015
Reds pitcher Mike Leake was traded last night to the Giants for two minor league players. The Giants are currently trailing the Dodgers by half a game in the NL West division and Leake might help them move closer to another World Series run. In exchange for Leake, the Reds got pitcher Keury Mella and infielder Adam Duvall.
Leake, who has been in the Reds' system since 2009, has a 3.56 ERA so far this season. In 21 games, he has 9 wins and 5 losses and he's given up 123 hits, including 14 home runs, and 55 runs. Last season, Leake struck out a career high 164 batters while walking just 50 in 33 games.
Mella, age 21, has been in the Giants' minor league system since 2012. He's pitched 272.1 innings in 58 games and he has a 3.01 ERA with 15 wins to 12 losses. He has struck out 282 batters and walked 84.
Duvall, age 26, was drafted by the Giants in 2010. Last year, he joined the team for 28 games, batting .192 with 14 hits, three of which were home runs. In the minors this season, he's batting .281 with 113 hits, 25 doubles, 26 home runs, and 80 RBIs in 100 games.
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