Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mike Leake was arrested today after the right hander was stopped by security outside of a Macy’s department store with $60 worth of merchandise in his possession for which he didn’t pay.
Leake, famously, went straight from being drafted in 2009 to starting for the team in 2010, without a single game at any professional level below MLB. After being booked into jail at 2:30 this afternoon, Leake has now officially spent more time in the slammer than in the Minors.
The 23 year old made the league minimum over the past two seasons, after agreeing to a $2.7 million signing bonus shortly after being drafted. This obviously begs the question: Why would anyone shop at Macy’s?