After being acquired from the Cincinnati Reds just before the trade deadline, new San Francisco Giants starter Mike Leake has been placed on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring.
Leake was scratched from his start Friday in a big series versus the Cubs at Wrigley Field and will miss at least two or three starts for his new club.
Leake was one of the big-name arms on the market during the trade deadline and the Giants, right in the thick of the playoff race in the NL, decided to bolster their rotation by acquiring the right-hander.
In his first start for San Francisco, Leake went 6.1 innings giving up just two runs on eight hits against the Rangers last week in Texas. So far in 2015, he has posted a record of 9-6 with a 3.52 ERA with both the Reds and Giants in 22 total starts.
The injury came about on Monday when he was going through routine sprints pregame. He tested the injury before the game Friday in Chicago, but it was a no go.
“We decided to go ahead and put him on the disabled list and give him the full 15 days to make sure he’s fully recovered,” Giants manage Bruce Bochy said. “It’s not worth the risk to try to get him ready for the next start.”
Ryan Vogelsong, who was sent to the bullpen after the acquisition of Leake, will take his spot in the rotation in the interim. In addition, the Giants made a roster move to fill the void on the 25-man roster by recalling 26 year-old left-hander Josh Osich from Triple-A Sacramento.