Mike Leake was brought in to help stabilize the San Francisco Giants rotation at the trade deadline. Now, the Giants have to do some re-shuffling. Leake felt some soreness in his left hamstring and an MRI showed a strain, prompting manager Bruce Bochy to scratch Leake from his Friday night start against the Chicago Cubs. The team announced today that Leake has been placed on the disabled list.
Mike Leake placed on the DL with left hamstring strain retro to Aug 3. LHP Josh Osich recalled from 3A. #SFGiants— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiants) August 7, 2015
Taking his spot in the rotation will be Ryan Vogelsong, according to John Shea of SF Gate.
Vogelsong will be making his first start since July 11th. Bochy hopes that Leake will only have to miss one start. In his Giants debut, Leake went 6.1 inning, giving up two runs in a 2-1 loss to the Texas.
Leake was acquired from the Reds in return for minor leaguers Adam Duvall and Keury Mella. With the Reds this season, Leake went 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 136.2 innings. The Giants were already down Tim Hudson and Tim Luncecum, which prompted the trade in the first place.
The Giants have Madison Bumgarner, Chris Heston, Jake Peavy and Vogelsong to lead the way until Leake can return.