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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher | #8

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (8) / CIN
Contract: view contract details
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Mike Leake won't make another start this year.
Leake has been dealing with a minor lat issue for the past few weeks and the out-of-contention Mariners have no reason to push him. The 29-year-old right-hander made a great first impression with Seattle, posting a 2.53 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 27/2 K/BB ratio over 32 innings following the August 30 trade with the Cardinals. Sep 26 - 7:03 PM

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Mike Leake surrendered three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Indians.

Leake had been on a nice roll with Seattle since coming over from the Cardinals in an August waiver trade, but he couldn't quite contain the AL Central champs on Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field. The right-hander yielded seven hits, including a Jose Ramirez solo homer in the top of the sixth inning. Leake will finish the 2017 campaign with a road start versus the Angels.
Sep 24 - 7:15 PM

Mike Leake allowed just one earned run, six hits and no walks with five strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Leake has been tremendous since coming over from the Cardinals before the Aug. 31 trade deadline. He is 3-0 with a 2.13 ERA across four outings with three quality starts. Leake has been solid over his 25 1/3 innings, as he hasn't allowed a home run while issuing just two walks with 22 strikeouts.
Sep 20 - 2:27 AM

Mike Leake beat the Rangers by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings on Wednesday.

He was unscored upon through the first five innings before faltering a bit in the sixth. He notched five strikeouts against one walk and five hits in the contest and fell one out short of a quality start. It was his third strong outing in a row since being traded from the Cardinals to the Mariners a couple weeks ago. For the season he is 10-12 with a 4.01 ERA in 29 starts.
Sep 14 - 12:05 AM

Mike Leake yielded three runs -- two earned -- in six innings Friday in a win over the Angels.

Leake is 2-for-2 for the Mariners, both in the win and the quality start departments. It's a very nice change from where he was at in St. Louis recently. Leake's tour of the AL West will continue next week, as he's slated to face the Rangers on Wednesday.
Sep 9 - 1:48 AM

Mike Leake won his Mariners debut after allowing two runs in seven innings against the A's on Friday.

Leake struck out seven in his first quality start in five tries and first win since July 24. It's just the second time he's struck out seven this season, with the other occurrence taking place on April 12. We're not sure that this means he's fixed -- he was facing a weak offense -- but the Mariners have to be pretty thrilled.
Sep 2 - 1:23 AM

Mariners acquired RHP Mike Leake and $750,000 in international spending money from the Cardinals for INF Rayder Ascanio.

St. Louis will also send cash to Seattle to cover part of the $55 million that Leake is still owed on his five-year, $80 million free agent agreement. The 29-year-old right-hander got off to a great start in 2017, but he had been fading badly in the second half and will end his Cardinals tenure having registered a 4.46 ERA in 330 2/3 innings. He's under contract through 2020 with an $18 million mutual option for 2021.
Aug 30 - 12:08 PM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Mariners have acquired Mike Leake from the Cardinals.

USA Today's Bob Nightengale was first to report that a deal was in motion, and now we know the destination. Leake got a full no-trade clause in his five-year, $80 million free agent agreement with the Cardinals, so he had to OK this move. Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the 29-year-old right-hander wanted to be a little closer to his West Coast roots. He's owed around $55 million through 2020.
Aug 30 - 11:25 AM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Cardinals are "moving close to trading" starter Mike Leake.

The deadline to get a waiver trade completed is Thursday. Leake got off to a promising start this season in St. Louis, but he has an 8.88 ERA in five outings this month and the 29-year-old right-hander is owed around $55 million on a contract that runs through 2020. This will likely be a salary dump, if it gets done.
Aug 30 - 11:14 AM

Mike Leake allowed three home runs and four runs overall in seven innings of work Saturday, settling for a no-decision against the Rays.

Leake, whose start was in question all week before the Cards confirmed on Friday that he'd get another turn, served up a two-run homer to Lucas Duda in the first, and solo shots to Corey Dickerson and Aideny Hechavarria in the fourth and seventh innings, respectively, before exiting. Those mistakes aside -- if it's possible to look past three homers -- Leake actually pitched pretty well, allowing just three other hits without walking a batter and striking out three. Is that enough to earn him another start? He's been largely bad in the season's second half, but the team isn't swimming with better options. That next start would likely come Friday against the Giants.
Aug 26 - 10:25 PM

Mike Leake is expected to make his next scheduled start on Saturday against the Rays.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny earlier in the week wouldn't commit to the struggling Leake taking the ball Saturday, but it appears he'll get another shot. There had been some speculation that Jack Flaherty could take Leake's spot, but the top prospect will remain at Triple-A Memphis for now.
Aug 25 - 11:35 AM

Mike Leake threw his usual between-starts side session on Thursday.

Cards manager Mike Matheny hinted that Leake could have his next turn skipped, though this would suggest he's still in line to pitch Saturday against Tampa Bay. Leake has struggled to a miserable 9.26 ERA during his five-start winless streak.
Aug 24 - 4:33 PM

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Tuesday that Mike Leake could be skipped on his next turn through the rotation.

The right-hander is lined up to start Saturday against the Rays, but Matheny told reporters on Tuesday evening that other options are being considered. Leake has surrendered 22 runs -- 21 earned -- on 36 hits over his last four starts covering 18 1/3 innings. Fast-rising pitching prospect Jack Flaherty, currently stationed at Triple-A Memphis, would be on regular rest for Saturday's game versus Tampa Bay.
Aug 22 - 6:23 PM

Mike Leake was clobbered in Sunday's loss to the Pirates, giving up six runs on eight hits over his three innings of work.

The right-hander struck out three and didn't walk a batter. Josh Bell inflicted most of the damage against him, crushing a two-run homer in the first inning and adding a two-run single in the third. Leake has fallen off of a cliff since his strong start to the season and now sports a 4.16 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season. He'll try to get back on track on Saturday against the Rays.
Aug 20 - 10:07 PM

Mike Leake was pummeled for eight runs over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Red Sox.

Three of the runs charged to him scored after he was pulled with the bases loaded, but that hardly absolves Leake of blame. Boston totaled nine hits on the night and Leake walked a couple batters. He’ll try to shake this one off and rebound on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Aug 15 - 10:25 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Mike Marjama
3David Freitas
4Braden Bishop
1B1Ryon Healy
2Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Taylor Motter
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
CF1Guillermo Heredia
2Andrew Romine
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Drew Smyly
5Ariel Miranda
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Marco Gonzales
8Andrew Moore
9Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Tony Zych
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Evan Marshall
8Shae Simmons
9Daniel Altavilla