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The Sox Could Have Jake Peavy Pitching This Season

The White Sox may have waited until just before the deadline to make a move but when they did they made sure it was a BIG MOVE as GM Kenny Williams has acquired starting pitcher Jake Peavy from the San Diego Padres. Headed west are pitchers Clayton Richard, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell, and Dexter Carter. Peavy, who was traded earlier in the season to the Sox and chose not to waive his no-trade clause at that time has signed off on the deal this time.

Williams has long coveted Peavy and by teaming him with Mark Buehrle the White Sox have a tremendous 1-2 punch going forward from Opening Day 2010 and beyond. Peavy has been sidelined with an ankle injury since June 9th and his availability for the remainder of this season is still up in the air. Had he remained in San Diego he was expected to be shut down for the rest of this season.

Peavy's agent, Barry Axelrod told me just a few minutes ago that Jake is still hoping to pitch this season and that he just received a great report on his injured ankle from his doctor. He will begin throwing off of a mound possibly tomorrow and could be a tremendous stretch run addition should the White Sox stay in the race until he is ready to return which could be by September 1st.



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jack said:

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You have some indication when Peavy will be ready. However, I hope this isn't some Mark Prior situation where the guy is undefeated in throwing off the mound, towel drill, and simulated games, but can't get out there (at least in time to do any good this season). Between Contrares, Colon, and Garcia, the Sox have too many broken down pitchers already.

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