Mike Leake RUMORS & NEWS

  • Look for Mike Leake to start Game 2 of season for Reds

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Jason Marquis will start the spring training opener on March 3 against the Cleveland Indians in Goodyear. That's not a big clue on how the rotation will go. Marquis is not going to start Opening Day. Johnny Cueto will, although the Reds haven't officially announced it. So the rest of..." February 26

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    John Fay @johnfayman

    Leake will not start tomorrow. He has an abdominal issue. #reds

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Leake's exact settlement number is $5.925M (not $5.9M) #reds

  • Leake, Bruce lead Reds in 10-0 rout of Astros

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Before Tuesday's game against the Astros one Reds player was looking at the league's statistics and noted Jay Bruce had 95 RBI on the season. "We've got to get him a C-note" Bruce's teammate said. "Oh he'll get it" another responded. Bruce who entered the game 0 for 8 in his career..." September 18

  • Reds announce Chapman returning to closer role

    Dayton Daily News "The rigors of spring training have officially caught up with Reds manager Dusty Baker, who labored through a scratchy voice to discuss baseball’s hottest topic with the media on Friday. Turns out, he didn’t have to say much. With general manager Walt Jocketty by his side, Baker announced the..." March 22

  • Leake settles with Reds

    MLB.com "Four down, three to go for Reds arbitration cases. Early Wednesday morning, sources told MLB.com that RHP Mike Leake and the Reds agreed to a one-year, $3.06 million contract that avoids arbitration. During the exchange of numbers last month, Leake filed for $3.5 million, and the Reds had..." February 06

  • Cueto is out and Leake is in

    Dayton Daily News "t became official at 11:30 this morning — Johnny Cueto is out and Mike Leake is in. And Cueto is not only out for the rest of the National League Division Series, by removing him from the roster for the rest of the NLDS, by rules, Cueto is not eligible to pitch in the National Leaague..." October 10

  • Leake wins No. 12 in his grand finale

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake assured himself of pleasant thoughts in the offseason with an outstanding performance in his 2012 finale. Leake pitched eight innings as the Reds beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Tuesday night before a crowd of 19,159 at Great American Ball Park. He allowed one run and six hits, walked two..." September 14

  • Mike Leake humbled by up-and-down year

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake recently spent a hot August day cutting grass at a Cincinnati park. While his Reds teammates were preparing for a game, Leake was still paying for his April arrest. The lawn work was part of Leake's 30 hours of community service, stemming from his highly publicized shoplifting/theft..." September 09

  • Reds prevail over Cubs in 13 innings

    Cincinnati Enquirer "You could feel Mike Leake's pain. As the ball sailed out, he bent over and smacked the dirt. Leake, the Reds' starting pitcher, had been one out from a complete-game, two-hit shutout when the Chicago Cubs' Bryan LaHair hit a two-run home run to tie the score at 2 and send the game to extra..." September 07

  • Reds get Mike Leake his 10th win in 3-2 victory against Colorado

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Just when it seemed another victory might slip away from the Reds, they got a break. A big one. Third baseman Todd Frazier fielded Chris Nelson's slow roller at the bag, turned and tagged Dexter Fowler for the final out of the Reds' a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies before a crowd of 21,673..." August 11

  • Leake holds Rays, Gomes pounds 'em

    Cincinnati Enquirer "The Reds haven't had many nice, easy days at the office like Monday night's 5-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. "It's a good thing for the manager," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "We haven't had too many. I'll take it." Mike Leake, Sam LeCure and Nick Masset combined on the shutout. Second..." June 28

  • Reds' bats leave Mike Leake little leeway in Game 1

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Before the ball even left the park, Mike Leake pounded his glove in frustration. The way the Reds' offense was going – or more correctly not going – one bad pitch could ruin the whole day for a pitcher. The hanging curveball to Jorge Posada in the sixth inning certainly ruined Leake. Posada..." June 23

  • Volquez to start Tuesday, Leake Monday

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Edinson Volquez will return from Triple-A and probably will start Tuesday against the Cubs, Reds manager Dusty Baker said Saturday. Mike Leake would now start Monday instead of Tuesday, with Chad Reineke bumped from his scheduled Monday start. "This is all in theory," Baker said. Baker..." June 05

  • Leake may get call against Braves

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Right-hander Mike Leake will likely start Friday against Atlanta in Edinson Volquez's spot, Reds manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday. Leake has not pitched well for Louisville since being optioned there. He's allowed eight runs in 7 1/3 innings of over two outings. "(Johnny) Cueto didn't pitch..." May 25

  • Minors debut a downer for Leake

    Cincinnati Enquirer "It took Mike Leake more than a year to make his minor-league debut. It took him just seven batters to give up his first minor-league grand slam in the Louisville Bats' 7-4 loss to the Durham Bulls on Wednesday. Leake, a 23-year-old right-hander, was just the 21st player ever to appear in the..." May 20

  • Dusty envisions Leake as long reliever for now

    MLB.com "Reds manager Dusty Baker was essentially asked to look into a crystal ball that doesn't exist, but his answer about pitcher Mike Leake on Friday was crystal clear. Baker sees Leake's immediate better days ahead coming as a reliever and not as a starter. The 23-year-old was moved to the bullpen..." May 06

  • Red's Mike Leake has legal charges reduced

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds pitcher Mike Leake on Friday had his legal charges reduced from theft to unauthorized use of property, and he was accepted into a diversion program. Leake this morning pleaded guilty in Hamilton County Municipal Court to the reduced charge. The theft is a Misdemeanor 1, and the reduced..." April 30

  • Days after his arrest, Leake back in control

    Dayton Daily News "While a court appearance, legal wrangling and some form of punishment likely await him, none of that may be as big of a blow to Mike Leake as what he's already faced, said Cincinnati Reds teammate Bronson Arroyo after Thursday's game at Great American Ball Park. Before coming to the ballpark..." April 22

  • Mike Leake helps Reds end losing skid

    Cincinnati Enquirer "What happened Monday at Macy's is a matter for the court. Mike Leake says his story will come out. Leake might be guilty of theft or stupidity or he might be innocent. But what was clear Thursday was sometimes athletes can perform very well in the most trying of times. With his team desperately..." April 22

  • Mike Leake will start Thursday despite arrest

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake will start Thursday against Arizona at Great American Ball Park as scheduled. "He's still our guy," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. The Reds did look at having someone else make the start after Leake's arrest Monday on theft charges. "There was consideration," Baker said. "We..." April 20

  • Mike Leake pays in personal embarrassment

    Cincinnati Enquirer "By now, nobody needs to tell Mike Leake that Mike Leake was a knucklehead. The court is screening Leake for a diversion program that would wipe clean his record, if Leake admits to stealing six T-shirts. That's all well and good. He'll pay more of his penance in personal embarrassment. The jail of..." April 20

  • Leake seeks diversion program

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake would have to admit that he stole six shirts at the downtown Macy's Monday if he wants to have his record wiped clean under the city's diversion program. Leake's attorney, Alex Triantafilou, spoke with Hamilton County Court Magistrate Jay Littner about the..." April 19

  • Reds' Mike Leake to enter plea

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mike Leake is scheduled to enter a plea to a charge of shoplifting at a hearing at the Hamilton County Justice Center on Tuesday afternoon. Leake was arrested at a Downtown department store Monday afternoon, accused of trying to steal six shirts with a total value of..." April 19

  • Reds' Mike Leake arrested

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Reds pitcher Mike Leake was charged with misdemeanor theft hours before Monday's game after being accused of removing security tags from six T-shirts at a Downtown store and leaving without paying for them, store security and police said. Employees at Macy's called police after they said Leake..." April 19

  • Mike Leake takes major incentive to the mound

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake has never spent a day in the minor leagues. The Reds right-hander hopes Tuesday night is another step toward keeping it that way. "That's the goal, to never go there, Leake said. "I've got to start off on a good foot and prove that I belong." Leake makes his 2011 debut when the..." April 05

  • Bad outing for Mike Leake

    Cincinnati Enquirer "A day after he was anointed as one of the five starters coming out of spring training, Mike Leake didn't pitch like a guy with a lot of job security. He got lit up to the tune of seven runs on six hits in 2 1/3 innings. Not exactly a confidence builder going into the season. But Leake..." March 23

  • Mike Leake of Reds hopes to be stronger on 2 1/2 months' rest

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Mike Leake spent some of his offseason golfing, some of it doing nothing. The latter is exactly what the Reds wanted. "I didn't start throwing again until December 16," Leake said. "I gave myself about 2 1/2 months off. It got to a point last year where I was a little tired, so I just needed to..." February 14