>> Friday, July 31, 2009
The Chicago White Sox have been clamoring for the services of Jake Peavy since last season's trading deadline, and he finally decided to possess a mutual feeling. The White Sox couldn't be happier, because they now became the clear leader on paper in a tight AL Central.
The San Diego Padres had exhausted nearly all the time prior to the MLB's trading deadline when they finally struck the deal wtih the White Sox. The Pads will receive four minor league pitchers in return, in hopes of bolstering their farm system.
Peavy, the 2007 Cy Young Award Winner, is currently on the shelf with a tendon issue in his ankle, but is expected to make a rehab around August 10th, and hopes to be ready to go for the stretch run.