Report: Red Sox Trade Peavy to Giants
BOSTON (WGGB) — To say that Red Sox starter Jake Peavy had a disappointing first half of the 2014 season would be an understatement.
The veteran went 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA before being traded to the San Francisco Giants Saturday, according to a CBS Sports report.
In return, the Red Sox receive minor league pitchers Heath Hembree and Edwin Escobar, pending Commissioner Bud Selig’s approval.
Peavy came to Boston from the Chicago White Sox in the middle of the 2013 season. He went 4-1 to finish last season and provided solid rotation help for Boston on their way to a World Series Title.
While the Red Sox struggled to score runs in Peavy’s 20 starts in 2014, his 1.45 home runs allowed per nine innings inflated his OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) against to a career-worst .812.
Peavy started with a strong April, tallying a 2.87 ERA over the course of that month, getting only one decision in his five starts. That came in the form of a win against the Toronto Blue Jays. It would be his only win of the season with Boston.
Now, Peavy will head to the ballpark that has seen the fewest home runs in the MLB.
Going forward for the Sox, they get San Francisco’s #2 prospect in Escobar. The 22 year-old has gone 3-8 in 20 starts for AAA Fresno. They also get AAA closer Hembree, who has tallied 46 strike-outs in 39 innings this year.
It’s still not clear who will take Peavy’s place in the Red Sox rotation if the trade is approved. It will make the up-and-coming Rubby De la Rosa a larger part of Boston’s starting core.