From Reds.com writer Mark Sheldon:
The sort-of a stunner to come out of postgame was from Baker, regarding Leake. After all the speculation in Spring Training about whether Leake would go to Triple-A Louisville if he didn’t make the rotation before the Cueto/Bailey injuries, Baker and the club had other ideas.
“The main thing is we know he can pitch,” Baker said. “He might have been trying too hard. He wasn’t going back to the Minors even though he might have been a little afraid that he might. We couldn’t tell him that. He was going to be on the team.”
Very interesting. I guess he was going to be the long man out of the pen. Not sure I agree with that for a young prospect. He should be going every 5th day. Part of me wonders if those injuries didn't change a potential trade?