Diamondbacks' Mike Leake opts out of 2020
Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Leake has opted out of playing this season, announced general manager Mike Hazen.
Leake is the first known player to opt out of playing in the upcoming 60-game season. His contract includes a $5 million buyout for 2021 and the right-hander will be 33 by next year, so Leake may have already thrown his last pitch for the Diamondbacks. He made 10 starts for the club after being acquired from the Seattle Mariners at last year's trade deadline. Alex Young could compete with Merrill Kelly for the last spot in the Diamondbacks' rotation.
Per FanDuel Sportsbook, the Diamondbacks are tied for the 12th-lowest odds (+4300) to win the 2020 World Series.
- Rays' Austin Meadows batting third in Game 6 on Tuesday October 27th, 2020
- Ji-Man Choi batting leadoff for Rays in Game 6 on Tuesday October 27th, 2020
- Dodgers' A.J. Pollock batting eighth in Game 6 on Tuesday October 27th, 2020
- Dodgers' Joc Pederson batting eighth in Game 5 on Sunday October 25th, 2020
- Austin Barnes catching for Dodgers in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday October 25th, 2020
- Joey Wendle batting sixth for Rays in Game 5 on Sunday October 25th, 2020
- Diamondbacks starting Wyatt Mathisen at third base on Sunday September 27th, 2020
- Carson Kelly catching for Arizona on Sunday September 27th, 2020
- Diamondbacks' Nick Ahmed hitting sixth on Sunday September 27th, 2020
- David Peralta out of Arizona's lineup on Sunday September 27th, 2020
- Arizona's Tim Locastro batting leadoff on Sunday September 27th, 2020
- Daulton Varsho in Arizona's Saturday lineup September 26th, 2020