Leake traded to Giants
The Reds made their second trade of the week by sending starting pitcher Mike Leake to the Giants.
Coming to Cincinnati will be two Minor Leaguers, including right-hander Keury Mella, ranked by MLB.com as San Francisco’s top prospect. Also acquired was corner infielder Adam Duvall.
Combined with the Johnny Cueto trade on Sunday, the Reds have traded two soon-to-be free agents and brought in five prospects — including four high prospect pitchers.
Mella, 21, is 5-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 16 starts this season for advanced Class A San Jose and was at Great American Ball Park earlier this month for the Sirius-XM All-Star Futures Game. In four seasons since being signed in 2011, he is 15-12 with a 3.01 ERA over 58 games (57 starts) with 282 strikeouts over 272 1/3 innings.
Ranked the No. 25 prospect in the Giants’ system, Duvall played 28 games in the big leagues for the Giants in 2014 and batted .192 with three home runs.
At Triple-A Sacramento this season, Duvall batted .279 with 26 homer, 79 RBIs and 25 doubles in 99 games. The 26-year-old, a Kentucky native, played for the Univ. of Louisville and was an 11th-round Draft pick of the Giants in 2010.