The 2007 NL
The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for Manager
"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 Red Sox in the swap. Both players were optioned to triple-A Pawtucket.
Catcher A.J. Pierzynski signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, choosing them from among several suitors, 10 days after being released by the Red Sox. The veteran didn't divulge what other teams showed interest in him, but said playing for a contender was a priority.
"You want to try and find a team that can win. You don't want to go to the team that's in last place and just kind of play out the string," said Pierzynski, 37, who was in the starting lineup and batting sixth for the Cardinals' afternoon matchup against the
Pierzynski, now with his sixth team in 17 seasons, spoke with St. Louis Manager Mike Matheny on Friday before signing and expressed his desire to continue playing and willingness to accept whatever role was best for the team.