Home Sports Diamondbacks' Mike Leake opts out of taking part in 2020 season

Diamondbacks’ Mike Leake opts out of taking part in 2020 season

play

Olney: Main concerns amongst gamers about MLB’s security protocol (0: 50)

Buster Olney outlines MLB gamers’ concerns about the coronavirus protocols the league is making an are trying to position in problem. (0: 50)

2: 54 PM ET

  • ESPN Recordsdata Services

Arizona Diamondbacks honest-hander Mike Leake is opting out of the 2020 season, his agent talked about in an announcement Monday, turning into the predominant identified MLB participant to determine out.

Leake, 32, was scheduled to create $16 million for a fleshy season in 2020 and was positioned to be combating for a discipline at the succor discontinue of the rotation. He’ll be a free agent subsequent season.

“This was now not a straightforward resolution for Mike,” Leake’s agent, Danny Horwits, talked about in the statement. “He wishes the one real of success and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he’s taking a now not sleep for 2021.”

The convey reasons for Leake’s decide-out weren’t positive. Horwits talked about Leake and his family had many discussions about taking part in, taking “heaps of” components into consideration. Horwits talked about a spread of the concerns had been non-public to Leake and his family.

Diamondbacks fashioned manager Mike Hazen also talked about two gamers on Arizona’s 60-man roster examined particular for coronavirus, as did one other participant now not in Arizona.

Leake was listed on the Diamondbacks’ 60-participant pool released earlier Monday but shall be moved in a later transaction.

“It no doubt impacts us,” Hazen talked about. “For certain, he is a honest predominant league starting pitcher. To what extent it might perchance well well well influence us, it is arduous to express. I non-public I’d doubtlessly have a particular reply if it was over 162 [games] versus if it was over 60.”

The Diamondbacks also shall be with out two world potentialities due to shuttle points at some stage in the pandemic: outfielder Kristian Robinson of the Bahamas and Brazilian honest-hander Bo Takahashi.

Correct-hander Silvino Bracho was now not on Arizona’s 60-man roster to start the season after he suffered elbow stiffness while seeking to rehabilitate from Tommy John surgical operation closing year.

Leake, a 10-year ancient who had stints with the Reds, Giants, Cardinals and Mariners, was obtained by the D-backs at the alternate closing date from Seattle. He started 22 games for the Mariners in 2019, with a 9-8 yarn, two full games and a 4.27 ERA. He was 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 games for Arizona.

He led all predominant league pitchers in residence runs allowed closing season with 41. He has a lifetime yarn of 105-98 and an ERA of 4.05.

The Associated Press contributed to this portray.

Study More

Most Popular

Jerry Sloan remembered by fellow coaches Don Nelson, Phil Jackson, Lenny Wilkens

4:34 PM ETJackie MacMullanESPN Senior Writer CloseAward-winning columnist and authorRecipient of Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media AwardJoined ESPNBoston.com in 2010Don Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, had just finished a stroll on the beach in his beloved Hawai'i on Friday when a reporter informed him that his coaching contemporary Jerry Sloan had…

Nvidia apologizes and removes ‘Did it work’ meme tweet

Nvidia today apologized for publishing a tweet Tuesday which depicts a graphics card with scantily clad legs. The tweet imitating the “Did it work” meme was sent from Nvidia’s GeForce Twitter account, which has over 1 million followers. The tweet was errantly posted and quickly removed, an Nvidia spokesperson told VentureBeat. “We apologize unreservedly. This…

Susan Rice on Russia bounties: Trump doing ‘arch-adversary’s bidding’

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday said the Trump administration's narrative on the Russia bounty plot doesn't add up."I don't buy this story that [Trump] was never briefed," Rice, who served as former President Barack Obama's adviser from 2013–2017, said in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on NBC's "Meet the Press.""We have a…

10 takeaways as Tiger Woods, Peyton Manning defeat Phil Mickelson, Tom Brady in thrilling golf match

Expectations were not necessarily high for The Match: Champions for Charity -- featuring Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady -- at Medalist Golf Club on Sunday, but what played out in the rain exceeded even the most optimistic view of how this event would perform. Forget the actual result of…