Leake remains himself as another year begins
MAR 1, 11:41a ET | Hal McCoy
Rotowire: Jan 16 / 11:37a ET
News: Leake avoided arbitration with the Reds by agreeing to a one-year, $9.775 million contract, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Impact: While he doesn't put up the flashiest of numbers, Leake has proven durable, throwing 160-plus innings in each of the last four years as a back-end starter for the Reds. The 27-year-old will be a free agent after 2015 and will be looked at as a player who eats innings, but has a very low ceiling when it comes to run prevention and fantasy value.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Reds have agreed to a one-year deal with starter Mike Leake.
Impact: Leake went 11-13 with a 3.70 ERA in 33 starts, pitching a career-high 214 1-3 innings. He made $5,925,000 and will be counted on as an important part of the rotation with Mat Latos traded to Miami.