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Diamondbacks' Leake fractures left wrist

Field Level Media
14 Feb 2020, 05:40 GMT+10

Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Mike Leake was diagnosed with a fractured left wrist and hopes to be recovered for the start of the regular season.

Leake underwent an MRI exam on Wednesday and that is when the fracture was detected.

Leake, 32, said he recently fell while chasing his dog and believes he aggravated an old fracture. He was sporting a brace on the wrist while talking to reporters on Thursday.

"Hopefully two weeks (of rest) can make it feel normal," Leake said. "It won't be full strength, but we'll do our best to heal the bone."

Leake will be unable to play catch and will get his throwing in by plucking balls out of a bucket.

"The plan is still to try and be ready for Game 1," Leake said.

Leake went 12-11 with a 4.29 ERA in 32 starts last season while splitting time between the Seattle Mariners and Diamondbacks. He was 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA in 10 starts with Arizona after being acquired on July 31.

Overall, Leake is 105-98 with a 4.05 ERA in 301 career appearances (296 starts) with the Cincinnati Reds (2010-15), San Francisco Giants (2015), St. Louis Cardinals (2016-17), Mariners (2017-19) and Diamondbacks.

Leake is in the final season of a five-year, $80 million contract.

--Field Level Media

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