Mike Leake sent to San Francisco Giants for two minor leaguers

The San Francisco Giants have acquired right-hander Mike Leake from the Cincinnati Reds for minor league infielder Adam Duvall and starting pitcher Keury Mella, who has been pitching for the Class-A San Jose Giants.

Leake, 27, threw eight innings of four-hit ball in a 4-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday night in in his final start for the Reds. He's 9-5 with a 3.56 ERA in 21 starts.

Leake, who can become a free agent after the season, said earlier this month that he used trade speculation as motivation.

"I don't think about being traded when I'm on the mound," Leake said. "I'm just trying to give these guys all I've got like I have for six years. It is more of a motivator."

"It (stinks) that we've had the season we did, but if I am traded, I'm eager to pitch for a winner."

Born in the Dominican Republic, Mella pitched in this year's