White Sox scratch Jake Peavy from Tuesday's scheduled start
Here's the surest sign yet that White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy will be traded before Wednesday's non-waiver deadline.
CBSSports.com's Scott Miller has confirmed that veteran White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy will not make his scheduled Tuesday start against the Indians. Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune originally reported that the Sox might bump Peavy. That decision, of course, means that Peavy, who's recently been the subject of many a rumor, may be traded before Wednesday's non-waiver deadline.
In place of Peavy, the White Sox will call up and start 25-year-old Andre Rienzo. When he takes the mound, Rienzo will become the first native of Brazil ever to pitch in a major-league game.
This season, the 32-year-old Peavy has pitched to a 4.28 ERA and career-best 4.47 K/BB ratio across 13 starts. He's coming off a 2012 season in which he made the All-Star team and put together his best campaign since he won the NL Cy Young in 2007.
Peavy is owed $14.5 million for 2014 and has a vesting option for 2015. Financial commitments aside, the veteran has a healthy demand for his services leading up to the deadline.