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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Arizona State
Contract: view contract details

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Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants and Mike Leake have yet to discuss a new contract.
Both Leake and the Giants have been talking up the possibility of continuing their relationship, but it appears the right-hander will at least test out the free agent waters. San Francisco figures to be in it until the end, but there will likely be a handful of clubs interested in Leake. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported last month that the D'Backs could make a run at him. Nov 2 - 7:40 PM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that the Diamondbacks "may take a peek" at impending free agent Mike Leake this offseason.

Leake is from the West Coast and played college ball at Arizona State, so he might be intrigued about the possibility of playing for the D'Backs. However, there's also mutual interest from he and the Giants when it comes to the righty remaining in San Francisco. Leake had a fine 2015 campaign, posting a 3.70 ERA and 1.16 WHIP across 30 starts.
Oct 19 - 5:57 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said Monday that he's spoken with Mike Leake and there is "mutual interest" in the righty returning to San Francisco.

This comes after Leake said after his final start of the season that there was a "strong possibility" of him returning to the Giants. The right-hander didn't pitch that well after being traded to San Fran, posting a 4.07 ERA with just 29 strikeouts over 55 1/3 innings, but he and the Giants both feel there's a good fit. The impending free agent is from the West Coast and would get to call pitcher-friendly AT&T Park home, so it's no surprise he'd like to stay put.
Oct 5 - 5:32 PM

Mike Leake said late Wednesday that it's a "strong possibility" he returns to the Giants.

The impending free agent right-hander was terrific in his 2015 season finale on Wednesday night, limiting the Dodgers to two hits over nine shutout innings. It sounds like Leake is open to negotiating with the Giants before he officially hits the free agent market. San Francisco is a nice fit for any pitcher.
Oct 1 - 9:07 AM

Mike Leake turned in a fantastic performance in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Dodgers, allowing just two hits in a complete game win.

This was Leake's sixth shutout of the season and first since joining the Giants at the end of July. He struck out one and walked three, but while the peripheral numbers aren't particularly impressive, the Dodgers were stymied nonetheless. In 192 innings between the Reds and G-Men this season, he's the owner of a respectable 3.70 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 119/49 K/BB ratio. With the 2015 campaign finished out on his schedule, this marks Leake's third consecutive season with a sub-4.00 ERA.
Oct 1 - 1:05 AM

Mike Leake gave up three earned runs in three innings Saturday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

Leake got pounded for eight hits in the brief, ugly outing. His first two starts with the Giants were great, but the 27-year-old right-hander has been much shakier over his last several appearances. A road start against the Athletics is next.
Sep 19 - 7:17 PM

Mike Leake hit a three-run home run while also supplying a quality start in Sunday's 10-3 win over the Padres.

Leake surrendered three runs entering the bottom of the second, at which point he promptly erased those three runs by hitting a three-run home run off Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne. Baseball is a strange, silly game. The 27-year-old right-hander will carry two homers, a 3.72 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP into his next outing, a home start against the Diamondbacks.
Sep 13 - 7:14 PM

Mike Leake was roughed up by the Diamondbacks on Monday, surrendering six runs and 11 hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Leake still hasn't won in five starts for the Giants, though this is the first time he's gotten lit up in that span. He gave up two homers for the first time since May 27. Leake still seems like a perfectly reasonable bet in mixed leagues the rest of the way.
Sep 7 - 7:30 PM

Mike Leake took a tough-luck 2-1 loss against a stellar Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Wednesday.

He gave up two runs on five hits over seven innings, which just wouldn't do against Kershaw at the peak of his powers. Leake didn't issue a walk, striking out three. Kicking off a two-start week, Leake (3.49 ERA) travels to Arizona on Monday.
Sep 3 - 12:45 AM

Mike Leake tossed six innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Giants' loss to the Pirates.

Starling Marte belted a walkoff homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to end it, leaving Leake with a no-decision despite a stellar outing. The right-hander gave up only one hit -- a fifth-inning homer to Jung Ho Kang -- and struck out six. Leake issued only one walk. Up next is a start at home against the Cardinals.
Aug 22 - 6:55 PM

Giants activated RHP Mike Leake from the 15-day disabled list.

Leake will return to the Giants rotation on Saturday against the Pirates. He was forced to miss his last couple of starts due to a strained left hamstring that he admits is still not 100 percent. His return to the rotation has forced Chris Heston to the minor leagues for the time being.
Aug 22 - 10:18 AM

Mike Leake (hamstring) will rejoin the Giants' rotation on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

It's a day earlier than expected. Leake missed a couple starts with a left hamstring strain and admits that he's still not 100 percent, but he's good enough to pitch. He's taking Chris Heston's spot in the rotation for the time being.
Aug 21 - 5:46 PM

Mike Leake said Thursday that he feels well enough to return as early as this weekend, but that his left hamstring is not 100 percent.

In fact, Leake acknowledged that he might not be 100 percent for the rest of the season. However, he made it through a bullpen session Wednesday and did some running on Thursday. He's expected to do some fielding on Friday, after which the Giants will likely make an official decision about his status for Sunday against the Pirates.
Aug 20 - 4:13 PM

Mike Leake (hamstring) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

The hope is that he'll be able to return to the Giants' rotation Sunday in Pittsburgh, but there is nothing official yet. Leake has been on the disabled list since August 3 with a strained left hamstring. He has made only one start for San Francisco since being traded from the Reds at the July 31 deadline.
Aug 19 - 5:45 PM

Mike Leake (hamstring) will not return from the disabled list on Tuesday as initially expected.

The Giants are saying that Leake didn't suffer a setback with his left hamstring, but rather they simply want to give him a little more time to heal. It's unclear when he might return, although it could be later this week. Ryan Vogelsong will get the ball on Tuesday and Matt Cain will start Wednesday.
Aug 17 - 11:18 PM

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