Leake arrested, statement
Reds pitcher Mike Leake was arrested Monday on misdemeanor charges of theft. He did not address the media as expected but statements were issued.
Statement From The Cincinnati Reds
“On behalf of the Cincinnati Reds organization, at this time we are advised to not publicly address this matter because of the pending legal proceedings. However, we do not condone behavior of the type alleged, which is wholly inconsistent with the principles of this organization and our community and is detrimental to the positive direction we seek to follow. When the legal process has been completed, we will handle this matter internally.”
Statement On Behalf Of Reds Pitcher Mike Leake
“Today, Mike Leake was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of theft from the Macy’s store downtown. Right now, he has been advised by his attorney to offer no further statements on this matter. This case will proceed in the justice system, where Mike’s story will be told. Until that time, there will be nothing further from Mike on this episode until the court proceedings have concluded. However, Mike wishes to apologize to his family, the fans, Mr. Castellini, Walt, Dusty, his teammates and the entire Reds organization for this distraction.”
Leake is scheduled to pitch on Thursday vs. Arizona, but it is not known yet if he will still make that start. We were told by media relations director Rob Butcher that Leake is at the ballpark tonight and in uniform.