Red Sox, White Sox agree to trade Jake Peavy in three-team, seven-player deal
The Red Sox also sent minor league pitchers J.B. Wendelken, Francelis Montas, and infielder Cleuluis Rondon to the White Sox.
CBSSports.com reports that the Tigers needed an infielder because the team is expecting shortshop Jhonny Peralta to be suspended as part of Major League Baseball’s investigation into the Biogenesis clinic.
Peavy is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 80 innings pitched this season and was scratched from his start Tuesday against Cleveland Indians amid trade rumors.
Peavy, a three-time All-Star and 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner, recently came back from a rib injury that forced him to miss over a month of action. Multiple teams had been reportedly interested in Peavy as Wednesday’s non-waiver trade deadline approached, and he said yesterday that he was just waiting out the process.
“And it’s been that way for a quite a while. It’s a little bit different when you’re on the road too, when you have to leave. If you’re at home, you’re a little more stable with your stuff,” Peavy said. “My kids start school not before too long and I’ll be on the way to see them but can’t make any plans. The next 24 hours will be a relief on us all when we have some direction on what my future holds.”