Jake Peavy made what could have been his last start as a member of the White Sox yesterday, beating the Tigers after he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He was done in by a trio of homers, but Peavy also fired 118 pitches, which has to be seen as a positive sign following his recent stint on the disabled list. The Cardinals, Braves, Dodgers, Orioles and Reds were all reported yesterday to have scouts in attendance for the start. Here are Friday's Peavy-related rumors…
- The Braves could become a wild card in the Peavy sweepstakes, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms. The current frontrunners for Peavy appear to be the A's, Cardinals and Red Sox at this time, adds Heyman.
- Following Thursday reports that the Braves will look to upgrade their rotation in the wake of Tim Hudson's season-ending injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution tweets that Peavy is a "legit possibility" for Atlanta. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports reminded readers in yesterday's column the the Braves have had interest in Peavy and attempted to trade for him in the past.
- The Mariners had high-level scouts present at Peavy's start yesterday, tweets Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Recent reports have said that the Mariners aren't planning to sell, and they improved to 9-1 in their last 10 games by squashing the Twins last night.