Leake settles with Reds
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 offered $2.65 million. He made $507,00 in 2012.
The Reds have not announced an agreement as of yet.
Shin-Soo Choo, Homer Bailey and Mat Latos are the final three Reds up for arbitration.
Leake, 25, was 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA in 2012 as the Reds’ fifth starter. He made a career-high 30 starts and threw 179 innings.
With Aroldis Chapman poised to join the rotation, Leake’s role seems unsettled heading into camp. He is still vying for a spot in the rotation.