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Reds trade Mike Leake to Giants

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Going back to Cali, Cali.

Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

On the eve of the trade deadline (depending upon which time zone you're in), the Cincinnati Reds agreed to trade P Mike Leake to the San Francisco Giants, according to CBS's Jon Heyman.


The Giants will reportedly send RHP Keury Mella to the Reds in exchange for Leake, and he's no slouch of a prospect.  Baseball America ranked him as the 4th best prospect in the Giants' system prior to the 2015 season, and the 21 year old has backed that up by pitching to a 3.31 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 9.1 K/9 for A+ San Jose (in a league Reds fans may know as the same bloated offensive one the Bakersfield Blaze play in).  In fact, in their recent mid-season prospect ranking update, MLB.com ranked Mella the top prospect in the entire Giants system.

Joining Mella will be Adam Duvall, a Louisville, KY native who is a 26 year old with 126 career minor league dingers who splits time between 1B/3B.

That'll wrap Leake's career with the Reds after being their 1st round pick in 2009.  He finishes his Reds career with a 62-47 record, a 3.87 ERA, an even 100 ERA+, and the reputation of having a bat good enough for a few yay-hoos a year calling for him to be the SS/LF/leadoff hitter.

Best of luck back in California, Mike.