• Leake, Reds avoid arbitration with one-year deal

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 6, 2013
    The Reds and starting pitcher Mike Leake avoided arbitration early Wednesday morning when the right-hander agreed to a one-year, $3.06 million contract. Eligible for arbitration for the first time, Leake made $507,000 last season. The club has not indicated what its are plans for Leake, especially if Chapman is under some sort of innings limit. Leake made $507,500 last season, when he went 8-9 with a 4.58 ERA in 30 starts, a career high. The Reds have added a sixth starter to the mix as Aroldis Chapman is expected to move out of the closer's spot to be in the rotation. The Reds have settled with outfielder Chris Heisey and reliever Alfredo Simon. All rights reserved. In his three seasons since debuting in 2010, he is 28-22 with a 4.23 ERA in 83 games, including 78 starts.

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