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May 14, 2019 06:00 PM
Jake Peavy: Moving on from baseball
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Peavy indicated earlier in May that he's no longer pursuing a comeback and has decided to end his playing career, Scott Miller of Turner Sports reports.

Peavy hadn't pitched professionally since 2016, but was believed to be exploring a return to baseball last season. The right-hander never drew any serious interest from MLB teams and has now formally ended a productive 15-year career that included three All-Star appearances, two World Series titles and one National League Cy Young Award. He'll step away from the game with a 3.63 ERA and 152-126 record across stints with the Padres, White Sox, Red Sox and Giants.

November 15, 2017 10:28 AM
Jake Peavy: Interested in playing next season
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Peavy is interested in returning to the field in 2018 after sitting out this past season, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Peavy tried to latch on with an organization last spring, but was unable to find a home after posting a 5.54 ERA in 2016 with the Giants. During that season, he compiled a 1.43 WHIP and held a 102:36 K:BB over the course of 118.2 innings. In the event that he gets an opportunity somewhere, the 36-year-old could provide depth whether as a back-end starter or in a club's bullpen, but likely won't receive more than a minor-league contract for this upcoming season.

March 12, 2017 03:40 PM
Jake Peavy: Schedules private throwing session
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Peavy is going to throw a private session for visiting Marines in Arizona in the next few days, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The 35-year-old still refuses to close the book on his playing career, and although it's tabbed as a private session, it's hard to believe that some teams in need of starting pitching depth wouldn't do their best to be present. Peavy struggled last season to the tune of a 5.54 ERA and ultimately spent time as a reliever for the Giants, but his vast portfolio of major league experience could land him a job if he can effectively throw all his offerings.

February 23, 2017 02:20 PM
Jake Peavy: Still looking to pitch in 2017
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Peavy, who is unsigned at this point, is still hoping to find a team to pitch for in 2017, Jerry Crasnick of reports.

After a rough year personally and professionally in 2016, Peavy is taking time to be with his family before he returns to the diamond. "It hurts not to be in spring training," Peavy said. "I know that day is coming, but right now being a dad is absolutely No. 1." The 35-year-old posted a career-worst 5.54 ERA across 118.2 innings with the Giants last year, but is hoping he is healthier and more well-rested for the upcoming season. He has said he is not yet ready to commit to a team, but he has been working out and will hold a showcase when he is ready.

September 7, 2016 03:18 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Activated from disabled list
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The Giants activated Peavy (back) from the disabled list Wednesday.

Peavy will rejoin the Giants after recovering from a strained lower back. He pitched out of the bullpen in August and figures to work in the same role the rest of the way.

September 6, 2016 07:46 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Will be activated Wednesday
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Peavy (back) will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Peavy spent the last few weeks on the disabled list with his lower back strain, but he is ready to rejoin the big club. He figures to work out of the bullpen but could be used for a spot start if needed.

August 27, 2016 03:14 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Lands on DL with back strain
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Peavy (lower back strain) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday retroactive to Aug. 21.

Albert Suarez was recalled in a corresponding move and will toe the rubber Saturday opposite Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz. Peavy has been wholly ineffective in 29 appearances this season, posting a 5.55 ERA and 1.42 WHIP, and he figures to return to the bullpen assuming he makes it back this season. A return timetable was not immediately provided but he will be eligible to return as soon as Sept. 5.

August 21, 2016 06:59 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Candidate to start Saturday
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Bruce Bochy indicated Sunday that Peavy is considered the top candidate to start next Saturday's contest against the Braves, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Peavy would take the place of Matt Cain (back) in the rotation for Saturday, but his results as a starter this season (5.47 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) leave much to be desired. While the matchup may be decent enough, Peavy should only be considered as a flier candidate given that his stay in the rotation should be a short one.

August 2, 2016 11:32 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Heading to the bullpen
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Peavy will be heading to the Giants bullpen with the acquisition of Matt Moore, Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News reports.

It was thought that either Peavy or Cain would head to the bullpen after the Giants traded for left-hander Matt Moore. Peavy will most likely serve as a long reliever for San Francisco and will be available to make a spot start when needed. The 35-year-old is having the worst year of his career in 2016.

July 30, 2016 11:46 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Strikes out seven in abbreviated stint Saturday
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Peavy didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Nationals, surrendering three earned runs on five hits and a walk over four innings. He struck out seven.

The veteran righty tallied his second-best strikeout total of the season, notching 12 swinging strikes over his four frames. Peavy nevertheless turned in his shortest outing since June 29 due to having thrown 74 pitches over his relatively brief time on the mound. The 35-year-old has only one victory in his last six starts and will try to get back in the win column in a rematch against the Nationals next Friday.

July 26, 2016 03:00 AM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Takes ninth loss against Reds
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Peavy (5-9) allowed six runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over five innings in a loss Monday to the Reds.

Peavy may have given up just four hits, but three of them were home runs, and that was enough to sink him. He has now allowed five homers in his past two starts and has allowed multiple home runs four times this season. With his fastball averaging a career low 88.8 mph, Peavy's margin for error is as low as it has ever been, and when he's missing in the zone, disaster will strike.

July 19, 2016 11:12 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Allows three hits, two homers in loss to former team
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Peavy (5-8) pitched six innings, allowing four runs on three hits and one walk while striking out six in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

Peavy, a key member of Boston's 2013 World Series champions, held his former team to three hits, but two of those left the park. David Ortiz, who entered the game without an extra-base hit in his career against Peavy, dealt a crushing blow with his fourth-inning three-run homer. The 14-year veteran now owns a 5.15 ERA and 1.40 WHIP through 19 starts this season. He'll toe the rubber for his next start Monday at home against the Reds.

July 10, 2016 01:10 AM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Falls short of capturing sixth victory versus Diamondbacks
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Peavy allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked one over 4.1 innings in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The right-hander pretty much cruised through the first three frames, but ran into trouble in the fourth, allowing a pair of runs. When two of the first three Diamondbacks batters reached in the fifth, Peavy was yanked from the game. San Francisco was leading at the time, but he failed to go the minimal five innings to qualify for the win. He is 5-7 with a 5.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 72 strikeouts in 93.2 innings this season.

July 4, 2016 08:58 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Earns fifth win against Rockies
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Peavy (5-7) allowed just one run on five hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6.2 innings in Monday's win over the Rockies.

Peavy bounced back well from a 3.1-inning start last time out against Oakland to record his fourth quality start in his last five chances. In his past eight starts, Peavy has found a groove, as he now has a 4-2 record with a 2.27 ERA and a 33:11 K:BB over 47.2 innings. Still, his opening to the year was so bad he owns just a 5.04 overall ERA in 2016.

June 30, 2016 01:34 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Struggles Wednesday at Oakland
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Peavy struggled Wednesday at Oakland, allowing seven runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks with no strikeouts over 3.1 innings to drop to 4-7 this season.

While the end line looks poor, Peavy was undone by an unusually poor defensive performance by the Giants' defense. Despite the off night, Peavy has allowed three runs or less in seven of his last 10 starts. He'll look to rebound at home Monday against Colorado.

June 25, 2016 11:58 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Throws seven strong innings Friday
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Peavy (4-6) tossed seven strong innings in Friday's win over the Phillies. He gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out four.

It looked like Peavy was in the twilight stage of his career after posting an 8.31 ERA in April. He has really turned things around since then, lowering his overall ERA to 5.22 and posting a 1.91 ERA over his last six starts. Peavy doesn't possess elite strikeout stuff, but he can be useful in the right matchups, especially when pitching in the friendly confines of AT&T Park. He will look to continue his recent string of quality starts when the Giants take on the Athletics on Wednesday.

June 19, 2016 05:00 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Strong outing Sunday despite no-decision
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Peavy (3-6) turned in six strong innings Sunday, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight, but he came away with a no-decision in a 5-1 win over the Rays.

The Giants broke the game open in the eighth inning, leaving Peavy without a win despite his fifth quality start in his last seven trips to the mound. His 5.47 ERA doesn't look pretty, but it's a vast improvement on the grotesque 9.00 mark he held after his first six starts of the year. He'll try to keep his momentum going in a favorable matchup at home against the Phillies on Friday.

June 17, 2016 05:58 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Will pitch Sunday against the Rays
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Peavy will start Sunday against Tampa Bay, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The Giants are going with Albert Suarez for Saturday's game and will start Peavy on Sunday in a matchup against Jake Odorizzi. Peavy has been up and down throughout the 2016 season, but he did manage to throw six innings of shutout baseball against the Dodgers last weekend.

June 12, 2016 11:58 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Six scoreless innings in Sunday win
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Peavy was excellent Sunday versus the Dodgers, allowing just four hits and one walk across six scoreless innings to earn his third win of the season.

The veteran needed just 90 pitches to make it through six frames, throwing 57 for strikes, and he aided his own cause by making a couple of great plays in the field. Peavy has been wildly inconsistent on the whole this season, but he has tossed three quality starts in his last four tries and has lowered his ERA to 5.83. He will have the opportunity to continue his recent success, as his next start will come Saturday at the Rays.

June 6, 2016 09:10 PM
Giants' Jake Peavy: Takes loss Sunday night against Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peavy (2-6) pitched five innings, allowing four runs, five hits and two walks while striking out five in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.

The veteran entered the bottom of the sixth with a 3-1 lead, but gave up two doubles and a walk to the first three batters he face. He led 3-2 when he was pulled from the game, but the bullpen couldn't get out of the right-hander's jam, leaving Peavy with his fifth loss in his last six decisions. He's posting the worst numbers of his career and can't be used in virtually any format at this point.

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