As The Trade Deadline Approaches The Red Sox, Tigers, And White Sox Swing A 3 Team Deal
The non-waiver trade deadline is almost here. 4 p.m. eastern is when the trading bell finishes. Tuesday night Boston and Detroit strengthened themselves for the stretch and the Chicago White Sox looked to the future.
In the 3 team deal, the Red Sox get pitcher Jake Peavy from Chicago. Detroit gets short stop Jose Iglesias and Chicago gets some good prospects to build for next year and later.
Peavy was scratched from his start Tuesday in Cleveland. Later that night he traded in his White Sox for the Red Sox.
Boston studied the medical reports on the often injured Peavy before making it official.
Boston then sent young short stop Jose Iglesias to the Tigers, who now know according to reports that their regular short stop Jhonny Peralta will be suspended because of his involvement in the biogenisis mess. Praise has been coming in for the young Cuban Iglesias, mostly because of his defense. Scouts have compared him to Omar Vizquel, 1 of the finest fielding short stops to ever play in the major leagues. His bat is considered so so, especially after his average has plummeted after a great start at the plate. Boston also gets a young minor league pitcher from Detroit, Brayan Villarreal.
Chicago gets a haul of young players to help re-tool a team that is 23 games below 500.
The big piece appears to be outfielder Avisail Garcia who has been compared, at least facially and in power to the great Miguel Cabrera. In fact his nickname is ” Mini Miggy.”
The White Sox also get from Boston 3 prospects in flame throwing Francelis Montas, right hander J.B. Wendelken, and infielder Cleuluis Rondon.
Peavy will jump right into the rotation for Boston, who may have lost pitcher Clay Buckholtz for the season. Boston is in a battle with Tampa Bay for the top spot in the AL East. Both won Tuesday night so Tampa is 1/2 game up on the Sox.
The Tigers beat the Nats on Tuesday and lead the 2nd place Indians by 2.5 games.