CINCINNATI (CBS / AP) — The Reds have shipped starter Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants for a pair of prospects, bolstering the defending World Series champions for another playoff run.
San Francisco needed one more solid starter, and got a young pitcher who has been at his best in July. The 27-year-old Leake has won his last four starts, allowing only two earned runs in 30 innings overall.READ MORE: Maskless Uber Passengers Assault, Cough On, Pepper Spray Driver After He Refuses Them Service
He threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win in St. Louis on Tuesday.READ MORE: COVID: Bay Area Vaccine Hunters Help Those Eligible Struggling To Find Appointments
The Reds got infielder Adam Duvall and right-hander Keury Mella for Leake, who can become a free agent after the season.
The deal came six days after Cincinnati dealt ace Johnny Cueto to Kansas City for three minor league pitchers.MORE NEWS: Twitter Sues Texas AG Over Alleged Retaliation For Banning Trump's Account After Capitol Riot
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