The White Sox have a deal in place to ship starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the Red Sox reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. It's a three-team trade too as the Tigers are involved. Peavy heads to the Red Sox infielder Jose Iglesias goes to the Tigers and outfielder Avisail Garcia is headed to the White Sox. Peavy 32 is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA 1.14 WHIP and 76 strikeouts in 80 innings this season. He's a three-time All-Star and won the 2007 NL Cy Young award. Peavy was set to be one of baseball's elite pitchers for quite a while until a serious lat injury in 2010. Since then he's struggled with injuries but generally been effective when healthy. A rib injury forced him to miss about six weeks recently but he's 2-0 with a 4.15 ERA in two starts since returning. Peavy was scheduled to start Tuesday initially but was scratched from the start Tuesday morning signaling that a deal was about to go down. He'll now join Jon Lester Ryan Dempster John Lackey and Felix Doubront (at least until Clay Buchholz gets back) in the Red Sox rotation. Iglesias 23 is hitting .330/.377/.410 with 10 doubles two triples 1 homer 19 RBI 27 runs and three stolen bases this season. He's a slick fielder with nearly all his minor-league experience coming at shortstop but for the Red Sox this season he's spent considerable time at third base and even a few games at second too. The move of Iglesias seems insurance for Jhonny Peralta who has been connected to the Biogenesis scandal and many believe will be suspended within the next few days.
Red Sox have deal to acquire Jake Peavy in 3-team trade
CBS Sports | Jul 31