Sox were not in on Peavy

While Jake Peavy had expressed an interest in the Red Sox a few weeks ago, the Red Sox, already deep in pitching, were not involved in the recent round of talks for the coveted Padres righthander according to a team source.

Peavy, according to reports by SI.Com and CBSsports.com and first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune, is on the verge of being traded to the Chicago White Sox, but is pending Peavy’s approval since he has a full no trade clause in his contract. Peavy would have approved a deal to the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves this past offseason, but it never materialized.

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The White Sox appear to be paying a steep price – a pair of prospect lefties in Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard appear to be part of the deal along with a third piece.

Peavy told the Globe a few weeks back that he would take every trade on a case-by-case basis and that he preferred the National League. Boston was one of the AL cities he was quite fond of because of the passion for baseball.

A deal to the White Sox would be surprising in that the White Sox spent the offseason trying to cut payroll. Peavy earns $11 million this season, $15 million in 2010, $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. There’s also an option for $22 million in 2013 with a $4 million buyout. The White Sox may feel that in the wide-open AL Central, they could sneak into the hunt with Peavy.

Peavy is 3-5 with a 3.82 ERA for the struggling Padres.

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