San Diego Agrees to Send Jake Peavy to Chicago
ESPN is reporting that San Diego has agreed to send Jake Peavy to Chicago. No, not the Cubs, who were in negotiations during the offseason, but the White Sox. Peavy has a no-trade clause in his contract, which he would have to waive in order for the deal to get done. No word on what the White Sox would part with.
The former Cy Young winner is 3-5 on the year with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He’s second in the NL behind Javier Vazquez with 69 Strikeouts. He started off a little slow, perhaps because of the World Baseball Classic, but has a 1.80 ERA and 0.73 WHIP in four May starts.
The White Sox are actually a half-game worse than the Padres at 17-22, but are only 5.5 games behind division-leading Detroit. Meanwhile, San Diego trails the Dodgers by 10 games.
Peavy is scheduled to face the Cubs, ironically, on Friday in Carlos Zambrano’s return for the 15-day DL.