The Red Sox are doing background work on Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy according to a report from Buster Olney of ESPN.com. This follows a report from Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe who said Sunday that the team would be closely watching the big righty
Red Sox are doing background work on Jake Peavy, who pitches against AT today. Arizona, SF, Colorado also in the discussions.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2013
Boston has a scout at the CWS game today, presumably to watch Peavy and follow up on some of the background work they have done.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 20, 2013
The 32-year old right hander will likely be one of the more highly sought after pitchers on the trade market. His contract with Chicago pays him $14.5 million this season and in 2014. He also has a player option that would pay him $15 million in 2015.
Peavy was just activated off the DL on Friday and has a 6-4 record with a 4.30 ERA, 66 strikeouts and a 1.16 WHIP in 11 starts in 2013. He won the NL Cy Young award for the San Diego Padres in 2007, when he went 19-6 with a 2.54 ERA in 34 starts.
The Red Sox previously expressed interest in Peavy in 2009, before he was traded to the White Sox in a deal at the deadline.
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