07/31 00:03 CDT Reds send RH Mike Leake to Giants for 2 prospects
Reds send RH Mike Leake to Giants for 2 prospects
By JOE KAY
AP Sports Writer
CINCINNATI (AP) --- The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San
Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series
champions for another playoff run.
San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a young pitcher who has
been at his best in July. The 27-year-old Leake has won his last four starts,
allowing only two earned runs in 30 innings overall.
He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday.
The Reds got infielder Adam Duvall and right-hander Keury Mella for Leake, who
can become a free agent after the season.
The deal came six days after Cincinnati dealt ace Johnny Cueto to Kansas City
for three minor league pitchers.
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