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Right Hand Pitcher agrees to 5-year deal with Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed free agent pitcher Mike Leake to a 5-year contract with as mutual option for 2021.

The deal is worth $80 million and includes a full no-trade clause, according to multiple reports. The option year would increase the value of the deal to approximately $93 million, according to reports.

The Cardinals introduced Leake at a news conference Tuesday afternoon in St. Louis. Cardinals GM John Mozeliak referred to Leake as “one of the game’s most consistent performers.”

Leake, 28, was acquired by the Giants in late July after spending nearly six season with the Reds. He injured his hamstring after one start with the Giants but returned to pitch eight more games.

He finished the season 11-10 with a 3.70 ERA and 1.16 WHIP — 2-5 for San Francisco — and capped 2015 with a two-hitter against the Dodgers on Sept. 30 for his first career shutout.

Leake was drafted in 2009 by the Reds with the eighth overall pick. He is 64-52 with a 3.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in six MLB seasons


Los Cardenales de San Luis han firmado agente libre Mike Leake a un contrato de 5 años con opción como mutua para 2021.

Al firmar Mike Leake, Gerente General de Cardenales, John Mozeliak ha actualizado su rotación y dado a los aficionados una razón para sentirse bien antes de las vacaciones.

Mike Leake promete dar las entradas a granel Tarjetas y bolas de tierra, la primera es algo que necesitan mal, el segundo es algo que valoran altamente.

El acuerdo es un valor de $ 80 millones y incluye una cláusula de no cambio por completo, de acuerdo con varios informes. El año de opción aumentaría el valor del acuerdo a aproximadamente $ 93 millones, según los informes.



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