Jake Peavy traded to the White Sox
We’ll have more later at Padres.com about the trade that just went down. Here’s a quick look at the deal. Poreda is the prize here and Richard is also very good and likely will join the team first.
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SAN DIEGO – The Padres and White Sox agreed to a trade on Friday that will send 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy to Chicago for a package of four pitchers.
Two months after the two teams agreed to what is believed to be a similar trade, only to have Peavy use his no-trade clause to torpedo the deal – Peavy agreed to this particular trade.
Peavy, who is currently on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his right ankle, will likely be able to pitch again in late August.
Peavy, 28, is 6-6 with a 3.97 ERA this season for the Padres and owns a career mark of 92-68 with a 3.29 ERA in eight-plus seasons with San Diego.
Richard, 25, is 4-3 with a 4.65 ERA in 26 games (14 starts) with the White Sox in 2009.
Poreda, 22, is 3-4 with a 2.72 ERA between Class AAA and Charlotte Class AA Birmingham.
His contract was purchased from Birmingham on June 9, and he went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in 10 relief appearances with the White Sox before being optioned to Charlotte on July 21.
Carter, 23, is 6-2 with a 3.13 ERA and 143 strikeouts in 19 starts with Class A Kannapolis in 2009.
Russell, 26, is 2-2 with a 3.20 ERA and five saves in 34 relief appearances this season with Charlotte. He went 4-0 with a 5.19 ERA in 22 relief appearances with the White Sox in 2008.
Did not see this coming at all. Peavy probably won’t even pitch this year. Definitely a deal for 2010.
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