Mike Leake is opting out of the 2020 Major League season, his agent said in a statement.
Leake, 32, was scheduled to make $16 million for a full season and was positioned to be fighting for a spot at the back end of the Arizona Diamondbacks\' rotation. He will be a free agent next season.
\"This was not an easy decision for Mike,\" agent Danny Horwits said in the statement. \"He wishes the best of luck and health for his Diamondback teammates this season and he\'s looking forward to 2021.\"