Arizona instead added a rotation piece to replace the departing Zack Greinke
The Diamondbacks have acquired veteran right-hander Mike Leake from the Mariners, the clubs have announced. In return, the Mariners get minor-league infielder Jose Caballero.
Leake, 31, has been solid this season:
That comes to anof 99, which is slightly better than average for a starting pitcher. For his career, he owns an ERA+ of 99 across parts of 10 big-league seasons. Leake is owed the balance of a $16 million salary for this season, and his contract includes a $15 million salary for 2020 and an $18 million mutual option/$5 million buyout for 2021. Leake’s former team the Cardinals are still paying part of his remaining salary obligations.