After an 8-2 Red Sox win, rumors quickly erupted about a possible trade involving the Red Sox and Jake Peavy. Then, it was announce that the Red Sox would aquire Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox. In exchange, the Red Sox would give up rookie shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Tigers, and the Tigers would give up Asivail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox.
In 13 games, Jake Peavy has an 8-4 record with 76 strikeouts in 80.0 innings pitched. Jake Peavy has gone 7-1 against the rest of the AL East, according to John Ryder from WEEI, which could be a major factor in the playoff race. Peavy started his career in 2002 with the Padres, and pitched for them until 2009 when he was traded on the trade deadline to the White Sox.
Iglesias, now a Detroit Tiger, was a rookie sensation and fan favorite this year with the Red Sox. He was the AL Rookie of the Month in June, yet he has been hitting below .200 since the All Star Break.
Iglesias will no doubt be a gold glove fielder in the future, and with the Tigers expecting their current shortstop Jhonny Peralta to be suspended, Jose Iglesias is expected to be an everyday shortstop for Detroit.
Iglesias was scratched in the eighth inning and was replaced by Brandon Snyder. Peavy’s first start with the Red Sox has not been scheduled.
– Jake Coffey
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