Mariners bol­ster staff by deal­ing for Leake

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The Seat­tle Mariners, at­tempt­ing to bol­ster their be­lea­guered start­ing ro­ta­tion in the midst of the Amer­i­can League wild card race, ac­quired right-han­der Mike Leake from the St. Louis Car­di­nals for cash, in­ter­na­tional slot money and mi­nor league in­fielder Ray­der As­canio. Leake joins a Seat­tle ro­ta­tion that has strug­gled to pro­duce qual­ity out­ings the past month while deal­ing with in­juries to James Pax­ton of Lad­ner, B.C., and Felix Her­nan­dez. Leake is 7-12 with a 4.21 ERA and is a proven vet­eran to add to Seat­tle’s ro­ta­tion. He is un­der con­tract through the 2020 sea­son with an op­tion for 2021.

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