Jake Peavy chose to wear the White Sox's 1983 uniform Thursday because he never started a Sunday home game during the last 11/2 seasons when the Sox sported retro garb.

He also packed some of his belongings.

Now it's up to the White Sox and a playoff contender to strike a deal before Wednesday's 3 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline that would fulfill the anticipation of the crowd of 30348 at U.S. Cellular Field who gave Peavy an ovation after he pitched seven-plus innings of four-hit ball to beat the Tigers 7-4.

"It was emotional for me" Peavy said of the reception as he left the field. "If it was the last time I pitch here at U.S. Cellular with this uniform on it was a nice way to go out. It meant the absolute world to me. I hope everyone knows that."

Peavy showed several scouts that his left rib no longer is an issue as he used a tailing fastball to strike out seven.

The only issue is whether the Sox can acquire enough young talent to offset the loss of Peavy (8-4) who has been a mentor to the likes of 24-year-old staff ace Chris Sale.

"That's some of the bigger stuff people don't see" manager Robin Ventura said. "He's a good pitcher and people can see that. But what he brings is a lot more especially for me looking at it as a manager."

The Red Sox Braves Diamondbacks Cardinals and Athletics were among the teams represented with the A's making a late push with Billy Owens their director of player personnel in attendance.