Diamondbacks acquire Mike Leake from Mariners

Bill Baer
NBC Sports

Mike Leake will fill the gap in the starting rotation left by Zack Greinke as the Diamondbacks have acquired the soft-tossing right-hander from the Mariners, per Jon Heyman.

Leake, 31, has a middling 4.40 ERA with 100 strikeouts and 19 walks across 137 innings of work this season, pitching mostly in the spacious confines of T-Mobile Park. Moving to the more hitter-friendly Chase Field likely won’t be great for his numbers.

Leake is owed the remainder of his $16 million salary for this season, will earn $15 million next year, and has an $18 million mutual option for 2021 with a $5 million buyout.

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