SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy, a former Wizard, from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.
The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start tonight’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, a former Wizard who pitched for manager Bruce Bochy with the San Diego Padres in the playoffs in 2005-06.
It’s great to be reunited with Jake, Bochy said by text message. Look forward to working with him again.
San Francisco received cash from Boston and is sending right-hander Heath Hembree and lefty Edwin Escobar to the World Series champion Red Sox in the swap.
Around the leagues
The Chicago Cubs optioned right-handed reliever Neil Ramirez to Triple-A Iowa and recalled right-handed pitcher Blake Parker. The New York Mets placed relief pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with right elbow inflammation