Report: Red Sox Among Suitors for Jake Peavy, Cardinals Also Interested

Jake PeavyThe Red Sox, like just about every team at this time of the year, could benefit from adding a starting pitcher, especially a former Cy Young winner who still has something left in the tank.

That’s why it’s not entirely surprising that the Red Sox are interested in White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, according to CBSSports.com. According to the report,┬áthe Sox appear to be emerging as a suitor for the veteran righty. The St. Louis Cardinals are also reportedly interested in Peavy.

The 32-year-old has been effective for the White Sox this season going 7-4 with a 4.19 ERA. That’s something would interest most contenders, but so, too, would Peavy’s contract. He’s under team control through next season as he’s in the first year of a two-year, $29 million deal. That obviously means he would be more than a rental for a team who could land him, but it also means the price to acquire the 2007 Cy Young winner won’t be cheap.

The Boston Globe reported recently that the Red Sox would be scouting the White Sox, with Peavy one of the players they were looking at. The two clubs have already made a deal this season when Boston acquired reliever Matt Thornton prior to the All-Star break. The Sox were also reportedly doing “background work” on Peavy as well.

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