Red Sox to scout Jake Peavy

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

With no knowledge of when Clay Buccholz will return to the rotation the Boston Red Sox have been forced to enter the trade market. The team currently plans on scouting Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy when he makes his next start on Thursday. The start will be Peavy’s second since returning from the disabled list.

he Red Sox will be represented for Jake Peavy’s scheduled start on Thursday in Chicago against the Tigers. A baseball source told MassLive.com that the Red Sox wanted to see the White Sox right-hander pitch again after coming off the disabled list.

Peavy made his first start since June 4 on Saturday, tossing six innings against the Braves. He allowed four runs, two earned. Peavy was out with a rib fracture. (MassLive)

The Red Sox would be looking for two things in this start. On eto see if he’s healthy and the other to see how close he is to being his old self. Needing Peavy to be like his former self is a major thing for any team interested in him as he’s under contract for $14.5 million in 2014 and has a conditional player option for 2015.

If someone trades for him they’ll be in it for the long haul. So they’ll want him to look a lot like the Peavy who had 4.30 ERA over 11 starts and a 8.87 strikeout rate per nine innings. In his first start back from the DL he went six innings giving up four runs but only two earned against the Atlanta Braves.

If Peavy proves to be healthy on Thursday and pitches well they’ll be a lot more teams then just the Red Sox interested in the days leading up to the trade deadline.

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  1. […] Yesterday there were many reports that the Oakland Athletics were the front runners for Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy. Other reports said the Texas Rangers were a close second and many other teams were also showing interest. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan said today not to count out the Boston Red Sox. Remember they also were one of the teams who were present at his start Thursday. […]

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