The Reds will likely turn to Holmberg to start Thursday's game in place of Josh Smith, though they won't commit to him yet. "Until it's etched in stone ... I don't think we'll wait till Wednesday," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We have a pitcher in mind, but we haven't made a full commitment to that yet."
Leake was staked to 11 runs in the first three innings Monday against the Twins but failed to get the win, as he lasted just four innings and allowed seven runs on nine hits and a walk. He struck out five.