The deal that almost happened in May — Jake Peavy heading to the White Sox — has happened now, two months later.
The San Diego ace, who blocked a trade to Chicago earlier this season, is headed to the Windy City in exchange for four young pitchers, according to The Associated Press: Clayton Richard, Aaron
Poreda, Dexter Carter and Adam Russell.
Peavy has not pitched since early June, when he went on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his right ankle. Before the injury, he compiled a 6-6 record for the Padres with a 3.97 ERA and 92 strikeouts.
Richard, a 6-foot-5, 25-year-old left-hander, was 4-3 with a 4.65 ERA for the ChiSox this season in 14 starts and 26 total appearances.
Poreda, 22, was drafted by Chicago with the 25th overall pick in the 2007 draft. He pitched in 10 games for the White Sox this season, compiling a 1-0 record and 2.45 ERA in 11 innings.