San Francisco has placed right-hander Mike Leake on the disabled list after he was scratched from today’s start with a hamstring injury.
By acquiring the impending free agent at the trade deadline the Giants were hoping to get 12-13 starts from Leake, but instead he tossed 6.1 innings of two-run ball in his Giants debut and will now miss at least three turns in the rotation.
Ryan Vogelsong, who’d been banished to the bullpen, will step into the rotation to face the Cubs in Leake’s place.
San Francisco traded right-hander Keury Mella and first baseman/third baseman Adam Duvall to Cincinnati in exchange for Leake, a previously durable 27-year-old with a 3.86 career ERA that includes a 3.53 mark this season.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.
Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.
This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.
With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.