Friend of the Nation, John Fay gives us a little info…

–Mike Leake will be skipped for Cleveland series. Leake is on pace to pitch 200 innings this season. The Reds don’t want him to pitch nearly that many. “We have a round number,” Walt Jocketty said. “Probably 170, but it’s not etched in stone.”

Bronson Arroyo will start Sunday, the day Leake was scheduled. Leake will Tuesday against Philadephia.

The rotation: Friday — Aaron Harang; Saturday — Sam LeCure; Sunday — Arroyo; Monday — Johnny Cueto; Tuesday –Leake; Wednesday – Harang.

–The Reds will look at Aroldis Chapman for a relief role. Chapman pitched in relief of Edinson Volquez today at Louisville. Chapman allowed a run on two hits. He walked one and struck out three.

“With Volquez coming on and (Homer) Bailey not that far away, his best opportunity with us might be in the bullpen. There’s still a possibility will use him as starter,” said Jocketty.

I like both of these pieces of news…skipping Leake one start in the dog days might not be a bad idea and I like the idea of Chapman in the BP. It’ll be interesting to see how he’s used in Louisville between now and the All Star break.