From Mark Sheldon:

The club has been in extensive talks with agent Dan Horwits, who represents pitchers Mike Leake and Brad Boxberger, the eighth and 43rd overall picks, respectively.

“It’s going very well with both of those guys,” Reds scouting director Chris Buckley said by phone Wednesday. “We haven’t been in a super duper rush, because both guys pitched a lot and were tired. Hopefully, we’re pretty close.”


If the pitchers are in good condition, they would likely report to Class A Sarasota. It’s also possible they might report to Billings, where the Reds have a rookie-level affiliate.

This is good news, I think.