Mike Leake SP CIN 6 Days

Mike Leake earned his second win of the season, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings as the Reds defeated the Pirates 7-5 on Tuesday.

Leake helped his own cause with the bat, hitting a two-run home run -- the third of his career -- off of Gerrit Cole in the sixth inning to pad the Reds' lead to 5-2. On the pitching side of things, Leake allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out eight, lowering his ERA to 2.95. He'll get the Pirates again on Monday.

Mike Leake SP CIN 12 Days

Mike Leake hurled eight scoreless innings Wednesday in the Reds' victory over the Cardinals.

Leake dominated the St. Louis offense to prevent a three-game series sweep, yielding just four hits and a walk while striking out three. The outstanding performance gave him his first win of the season, and he now boasts a 2.45 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over his first two starts. Leake will try to keep it rolling next week against the Pirates.

Mike Leake SP CIN 29 Days

Mike Leake was hammered in Sunday's loss to the Brewers, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on nine hits in his four innings of work.

Leake struck out two and didn't walk a batter in the contest. The 26-year-old watched his ERA rise from 3.00 to 6.92 in the process. His spot in the Reds rotation isn't in any danger, and he'll have one more Cactus League tuneup to right the ship before the regular season begins.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 Month

Mike Leake allowed one run in four innings of work against the Indians in Monday's start.

Aside from a Nick Swisher solo home run in the fourth inning, Leake was solid, scattering three hits overall while striking out six and walking none. The right-hander looks as ready for the regular season as anyone in the rotation, lowering his Cactus League ERA to 3.00 with Monday's effort.

Mike Leake SP CIN 1 Month

Mike Leake allowed one run in three innings during Wednesday's start against the Rockies.

Leake allowed three hits and a walk, and did not record a strikeout. The right-hander, now 26, had a career year for the Reds in 2013, posting career-bests in ERA and innings pitched. His strikeout rate isn't anything special but he gets results anyway.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake (abdomen) is expected to make his Cactus League debut on Friday against the White Sox.

Leake had to be scratched from his turn last weekend because of a minor abdominal strain. He made it through a bullpen session without issue on Wednesday in camp and is on track to be 100 percent by Opening Day. The 26-year-old right-hander posted an excellent 3.37 ERA in 192 1/3 innings last summer for Cincinnati.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake (abdomen) made it through a bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon in Reds camp.

Leake had to be scratched from a Cactus League start last week because of a strained abdomen, but he's nearly back on track. At this point the right-hander is not in danger of missing a regular-season turn.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake (abdomen) will resume throwing on Monday.

Leake was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to an abdominal issue, but it appears the Reds were just being extra cautious. "We just didn't want this start to set me back," the right-hander said. Leake is in no danger of not being ready by Opening Day.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake is dealing with "a little bit of a strain" to his abdomen, according to Reds manager Bryan Price.

"He did something we didn't know about, about a month before Spring Training, just doing his workout," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "It's a little bit of a strain." Price went on to say the injury hasn't affected his ability to throw bullpens or lift weights. Price said they'll skip his Sunday start in hopes that the issue goes away in five to seven days.

Mike Leake SP CIN 2 Months

Mike Leake was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start due to an abdominal issue.

The issue hasn't been mentioned prior to the news, so it's unclear how serious the ailment might be. The Reds are likely just being cautious with Leake, who posted a 3.37 ERA in 31 starts last year.