In recent days the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox have been discussing a possible MLB trade for Jake Peavy but haven’t been able to see eye on eye.
Nevertheless, it wasn’t until the teams engaged the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday, Red Sox’s general manager Ben Cherington felt things were adding up.
The deal resulted in a three-team, seven-player deal and the Red Sox get Peavy in order to support their rotation for a postseason run.
In the mean time, Detroit also got gifted gloveman Jose Iglesias from the Red Sox as the shortstop they will need if All-Star Jhonny Peralta is suspended, as many YouWager experts believe will happen, as part of MLB’s Biogenesis investigation.
Chicago acquired outfielder Avisail Garcia, regarded as the top power prospect in the Tigers system, plus three prospects from Boston: 100-mph throwing right-hander from Class A Greenville, 20-year-old Dominican Francelis Montas, righty J.B. Wendelken and infielder Cleuluis Rondon.
The Red Sox also acquired another player from the Tigers’ 40-man roster, right-handed reliever Brayan Villarreal, who is currently with Triple-A Toledo and has been sidelined with a sprained thumb. The Venezuela native will be assigned to Boston’s Triple-A team, Pawtucket.
Peavy, native of Alabama, who was scratched from his scheduled start for the White Sox on Tuesday, is expected to arrive in Boston today but will not start Wednesday night’s game versus the Seattle Mariners.