Brayan Villarreal

Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy from White Sox

Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy from White Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired former Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy from the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday in a three-team deal that sent shortstop prospect Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers.

The slick-fielding Iglesias provides an insurance policy for AL Central-leading Detroit in case Jhonny Peralta is suspended as part of baseball's Biogenesis drug investigation.

Peavy is 8-4 with a 4.28 earned-run average in 13 starts this season. The 2007 NL Cy Young winner was considered the best starting pitcher on the market ahead of Wednesday's non-waiver deadline.

The Red Sox also got reliever Brayan Villarreal...

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