The Los Angeles Dodgers made a huge splash on Thursday, finalizing their three-team, 13-player deal that netted them seven players.
Looking for pitching help, the team received starting pitchers Mat Latos and Alex Wood, as well as relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan. Bronson Arroyo also came over in the deal, but he’s still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Even with the deal being made, the team was looking for more starting pitching. It was reported that the team had right-hander Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds on their radar; however, they must now cross him off their list.
The Reds announced that they traded Leake to the Dodgers’ rival from the Bay Area:
Reds acquire from the Giants Louisville native IF Adam Duvall and No. 1 prospect RHP Keury Mella for RHP Mike Leake.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 31, 2015
Leake is 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 21 starts (136.2 IP) in 2015. He will become a free agent after the season.
In exchange, the Giants traded away their top overall prospect and their 25th overall prospect to the Reds. Keury Mella is a 21-year-old right-hander that has spent the year in High-A, going 5-3 with a 3.31 ERA in 16 starts. Adam Duvall is a 26-year-old corner infielder that came up with the Giants briefly last season. He’s spent the entire 2015 season in Triple-A, where he is hitting .279 with 26 home runs and 79 RBIs.
While the Dodgers no longer have Leake in their sights, the search for starting pitching will continue until the deadline on Friday.