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Chicago Whitesox.

Posted on: August 1, 2009 1:03 pm
Recently, the White Sox acquired pitcher Jake Peavy from the Padres in a 5-player deal.
        Adding Peavy meant that the White Sox gave up Friday's scheduled starter Clayton Richard, who had allowed two runs combined in his last 16 innings over two starts, Aaron Poreda, Adam Russell and Dexter Carter. Poreda, a hard-throwing left-hander, was the team's top pick in the 2007 First-Year Player Draft. They were the same four players agreed upon when the deal was first put in place back in May. 
        Peavy has been on the disabled list with a strained tendon in his right ankle since June 13. Williams said he is not expected back until the White Sox 11-game road trip to Boston, New York, Minnesota and Wrigley Field from August 24 to Sept. 3, but the good news is that this particular injury is exacerbated more by running the bases-not an American League concern for Peavy. 
        Peavy, 28, is signed through 2012 and is owed $48 million over the next three seasons. The White Sox did not receive cash considerations along with Peavy, but they do not have to guarantee Peavy's $22 million club option in 2013.
        The White Sox's picthing rotation right now is Buerhle, Danks, Floyd, and Contreras. Clayton Richard was the number 5 guy, but now he is gone. With Peavy and Colon on the 15-day Disable List, they willl probably bring up a minor leager or someone from their bullpen like D.J. Carrasco to start until Peavy or Colon comes back. If Colon comes back first he will start until Peavy comes back, then Colon will either be moved to bullpen or miner leagues.
                      Way to get Peavy WHITESOX!!! GO SOX!!!!!!!!!
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