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Mike Leake | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/12/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Mike Leake (hamstring) will return from the disabled list to start against the Cardinals on Tuesday.

That is, he's on track to do so, barring any setbacks before then. His return will shift Ryan Vogelsong back to the Giants bullpen. The 27-year-old owns a 3.52 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 95/36 K/BB ratio over 143 innings on the season and pitched well in his only start with the Giants thus far.
Aug 14 - 8:56 PM

Mike Leake (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Tuesday.

He did so without any apparent issues in what was his first mound session since going on the disabled list last week with a left hamstring strain. Leake is eligible to return on August 18 and is a good bet to be ready at that time. Ryan Vogelsong is filling in for him for now.
Aug 11 - 6:50 PM

Giants placed RHP Mike Leake on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 3, with a left hamstring strain.

Leake had been hoping to miss only one start, but the Giants decided to play things cautiously here. He'll be eligible to return on August 18 and should be ready at that time. Ryan Vogelsong is starting in Leake's place on Friday and should get at least one more additional start after that.
Aug 7 - 2:31 PM

Mike Leake (hamstring) was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday due to a mild left hamstring strain.

Ryan Vogelsong will start in his place. Leake felt the tightness during his normal conditioning in between starts, but the cramp didn't go away as anticipated. The Giants are hopeful that he'll only miss one start, so there is no plan to put him on the disabled list for now.
Aug 6 - 7:00 PM

Making his first start since being traded to the Giants, Mike Leake was saddled with a 2-1 loss after allowing two runs over 6 1/3 innings.

You only get one chance to make a first impression and, accordingly, Leake made sure his first start with the Giants was a good one. He scattered eight hits over 6 1/3 innings while striking out five and walking two. Both runs on his line came off the bat of Josh Hamilton, who launched a two-run homer in the sixth inning. Prior to the trade, Leake held a 3.56 ERA and 1.15 WHIP. He'll try for again for his first win in a Giant uniform when he faces off against the Cubs at Wrigley in his next scheduled start.
Aug 2 - 6:49 PM

Giants acquired RHP Mike Leake from the Reds in exchange for 1B Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella.

The Giants were unable to land the frontline starter they sought, but Leake isn't a bad backup plan. The right-hander boasts a 3.56 ERA on the season and has put up a 2.59 mark since the beginning of June. He'll bump Tim Hudson to the bullpen.
Jul 31 - 8:14 AM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Giants have agreed to a deal with the Reds for Mike Leake.

The Reds will receive minor leaguers Keury Mella and Adam Duvall in return. The Giants get the rotation help that they so desperately coveted without having to sacrifice their entire future. It's also a huge win for Mike Leake, who gets to pitch in his home state while moving from one of the top offensive parks in the league to a pitcher's paradise in San Francisco.
Jul 31 - 12:34 AM

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Reds are in active discussions with the Reds about acquiring right-hander Mike Leake.

The Giants have been mentioned as possible suitors for nearly every starting pitcher on the market thus far, they simply haven't had the necessary pieces to land any of the top options. They could have enough to get Leake though, and he would certainly help to add stability to the back of their rotation as they attempt to defend their World Series title.
Jul 31 - 12:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Mike Leake is one of the starters the Blue Jays are considering.

Rosenthal says that the Jays' targets are "all at similar talent levels," which suggests that they aren't in the market for an ace if they're considering Leake. Toronto is "looking for the best acquisition cost," Rosenthal adds. Leake certainly didn't hurt his trade value with eight shutout innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday.
Jul 29 - 2:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Juan Perez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Nori Aoki
3Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway