Reds place Mike Leake on DL

Updated: August 27, 2010, 5:44 PM ET
Associated Press

CINCINNATI -- Rookie right-hander Mike Leake went on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a tired pitching shoulder, but the Cincinnati Reds expect him back before the end of the season.

They might also get Opening Day starter Aaron Harang back next week, too.

The NL Central leaders are tinkering with their staff, trying to get ready for a strong September run while protecting their young pitchers from overuse. Leake was one of their concerns, appearing to wear down while his innings ...

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