"Unfortunately, it took a few hitters to get going but once I'm able to get into a rhythm, it's nice to work with (catcher) Mike (Zunino) and he's very creative and is fun to work with," Leake said.
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"I'm excited. I might not show it but the last few days were such a whirlwind that it's probably going to take these next few days to interact and get to know these guys to really show my emotion," Leake said.
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