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With Greinke Gone, D-backs Bring Mike Leake Back To Arizona

The D-backs were quite busy Wednesday, acquiring Zac Gallen in a swap of prospects with Top 100 pedigree and trading Zack Greinke to the Astros for a prospect haul. Between it all, they also acquired righthander Mike Leake from the Mariners in exchange for infield prospect Jose Caballero.

Leake had a full no-trade clause but waived it to return to Arizona, where he starred for Arizona State in college.


Mike Leake, RHP
Age: 31

While no longer the above-average starter he was in his prime with the Reds, Leake remains a durable righthander who throws strikes and pitches deep into games. His 1.2 BB/9 was the lowest in the American League this season, although he's also allowed a major-league high 153 hits. Overall, Leake went 9-8, 4.40 for the Mariners this season. He is signed through 2020 and has a mutual $18 million option for 2021 that includes a $5 million buyout.


Jose Caballero, 3B
Age: 22

A seventh-round pick in 2017 after leading Chipola (Fla.) JC to a junior college national championship, Caballero is a heady player with excellent bat control, gap power and superb baserunning instincts that make him a prolific basestealer. He was 28 for 35 in stolen bases this year at high Class A Visalia while batting .268/.388/.396. He earned positive reviews for his defense at third base and has also seen time at second base and shortstop. Caballero lacks power, but he does a lot of little things well and has a chance to rise as a bench player.


Full List Of MLB Players Opting Out Of 2020 Season

Here is the list of players who have opted out of playing this season. This list will be updated as players announce they are opting out.

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