Jake Peavy, one of the top prizes at this year's MLB trade deadline, has been scratched from tonight's start against the Cleveland Indians. There have been trade rumors for several days with a number of suitors being annointed as the front-runner to land the 12-year veteran.
If the White Sox aren't comfortable with what they can get in return for Peavy, they can simply hold on to him since he's under contract for 2014 ($14.5MM). Peavy has made 13 starts this year after he sat out over six weeks with a fractured rib. It was less than a day ago that the White Sox said they were going to hold on to Peavy and build around him. Apparently, the "threat" got someone to up their offer.
It remains to be seen though where Peavy will land.
Jeff Passan @JeffPassanRed Sox very much in Jake Peavy sweepstakes. Wouldn't exactly say they're favorites but between motivation and prospects in strong position.