News broke just seconds ago that Mike Leake has been traded to the Mariners.
This year Leake has posted a 4.21 ERA in 154 innings pitched. This makes it obvious that the Mariners are pushing for that second wildcard, as they are currently 3 games out. Leake is set to become a free agent after the 2021 season.
Cash and international slot money will also be heading to the Mariners, while INF, Raydar Ascanio is headed to St. Louis. In A (advanced) this year Ascanio has posted a 2.23 batting average in 233 at bats.