ST. LOUIS – Another player dumped by the Reds is going to the rival Cardinals.
Free-agent pitcher Mike Leake has agreed to an $80 million, five-year deal, according to media reports. The deal includes a mutual option that could increase the total value to $94 million. Leake also gets a full no-trade clause, according to reports.
The Reds traded the right-hander to the Giants at the July trading deadline. Leake had a one-year, $9.75 million contract with the Reds last season.
Free-agent catcher Brayan Pena recently signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Cardinals. He made $1.4 million with the Reds in 2015.
Leake, 28, went 62-47 in five seasons with the Reds after they drafted him out of Arizona State with the eighth pick in the 2009 draft.