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Jake Peavy | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (33) / 5/31/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 195
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jake Peavy earned his first win as a member of the Giants in Wednesday's 7-1 defeat of the White Sox.
It was also his first victory since April 5. Peavy held the White Sox to four hits and three walks while fanning three. The only run he allowed was on an Adam Dunn solo shot in the top of the fourth inning. Peavy will take on the Cubs at Wrigley Field next week. He remains a risky fantasy streamer. Aug 13 - 6:37 PM

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Jake Peavy lost yet again Thursday after giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings Friday against the Brewers.

Peavy fell to 1-12 on the season. He hasn't won since April 5, and his team has lost each of his last 12 starts. A lot of it is poor run support, but Peavy is making a lot of his own trouble by struggling the third time through a lineup. In his Giants debut, he gave up three runs his third time through. Last week, he took a no-hitter into the seventh, only to give up four runs. Today, he allowed one run through five before giving up four hits and two runs in the sixth. Peavy still has it in him to be a quality pitcher for the Giants, but he probably needs a quicker hook from Bruce Bochy right now.
Aug 7 - 5:41 PM

Jake Peavy pitched seven innings and allowed four in Saturday's loss to the Giants.

The problem with flirting with the no-hitter is that rejection can land upon you swiftly and harshly, as Peavy found on Saturday. Peavy was actually perfect until one out in the seventh inning. And then Daniel Murphy doubled, the Mets put up four runs and Peavy lost. He's now lost eleven decisions in a row. His record stands at 1-11. Peavy holds an ERA of 4.85. Rejection hurts.
Aug 2 - 11:58 PM

Jake Peavy turned in a quality start in his Giants debut on Sunday but wound up as the losing pitcher after allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits over his six innings of work.

Peavy punched out five on the evening while walking two. His defense, specifically Dan Uggla and Michael Morse, didn’t do him any favors in this one. The Dodgers broke things open with a three-run fifth inning, highlighted by an RBI triple by Carl Crawford. Peavy will look to get in the win column when he takes on the Mets in New York on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 11:23 PM

Giants acquired RHP Jake Peavy and cash considerations from the Red Sox for LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree.

Peavy is scheduled to make his Giants debut on Sunday when he toes the slab against the Dodgers. While he struggled through his first 20 starts on the season (4.72 ERA, 1.43 WHIP), he should certainly benefit from a return to the National League West and is worth a look if available in mixed leagues.
Jul 26 - 12:57 PM

Jake Peavy will make his Giants debut on Sunday against the Dodgers.

One of the reasons that the Giants pushed to get the deal done so quickly was to get Peavy active and in uniform in time for Sunday's ballgame. The deal is still pending approval from the commissioner's office.
Jul 26 - 12:46 PM

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Giants have agreed to a deal to acquire Jake Peavy from the Red Sox.

The Red Sox are rumored to be receiving a pair of minor league pitchers back in the trade. The veteran right-hander is in the midst of a disappointing season, posting a 1-9 record, 4.72 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 100/46 K/BB ratio through his first 20 starts. A return to the National League should be a nice boost to his fantasy value.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 11:55 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Giants are the team in discussions with the Red Sox about acquiring Jake Peavy.

Jen Royle of the Boston Herald reported earlier that a National League club was close to acquiring the Boston right-hander, and the destination now appears to be known. With the continued uncertainty on the health of Matt Cain, Peavy would be a nice addition for rotation depth. His fantasy value would also increase with a return to the National League.
Jul 26 - 11:11 AM

According to Jen Royle of the Boston Herald, an unnamed National League team is close to acquiring Jake Peavy from the Red Sox.

The only known NL squad rumored to have serious interest in Peavy, the Cardinals, are not believed to be the suitor in this potential deal. While nothing appears imminent, it's a situation worth monitoring. Brandon Workman would likely return to the Red Sox rotation in the event Peavy is dealt.
Jul 26 - 10:52 AM

Jake Peavy was hit hard by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, allowing five runs over six innings in a loss, which brought his record to a disappointing 1-9.

Peavy had been throwing the ball better over his last three starts, but the buck stopped with the Blue Jays, who belted two home runs and two doubles, accounting for half of the eight hits surrendered by the right-hander. Peavy also walked three and struck out seven. He now has a 4.72 ERA, a 1.43 WHIP, and a 100/46 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back against the surging Rays on the road on Sunday.
Jul 22 - 10:30 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Jake Peavy "is still on the Cardinals' back burner."

Multiple outlets reported earlier this month the Cards' interest in Peavy and it even looked at one point like a deal might get done quickly. At this point, though, it appears he might be a backup plan for St. Louis. Peavy has just a 4.59 ERA this season but has made three straight quality starts.
Jul 21 - 10:54 PM

Jen Royle of the Boston Herald reports that the Angels are a "potential suitor" for Jake Peavy.

Royle says that the Halos could be searching for a starter due to Jered Weaver's back issue. It doesn't seem like Weaver will be out long, but the Angels nevertheless would make some sense as a landing spot for the veteran right-hander. Peavy is also reportedly drawing interest from the Cardinals and Braves.
Jul 9 - 2:10 PM

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was told by a Cardinals source that the team is "looking for offense" rather than a pitcher like Jake Peavy.

Multiple reports have suggested that the Cardinals are in on Peavy and that a deal could be done quickly, but Goold is hearing otherwise. Goold notes that the Cards have "had an eye on the available pitchers," but "their offensive need is more acute." St. Louis is expecting Joe Kelly (hamstring) to return from the DL Friday and thinks their rotation will be fine, especially if they get Michael Wacha (shoulder) back next month.
Jul 8 - 7:50 PM

Jayson Stark of hears that a deal sending Jake Peavy to the Cardinals could happen "quick."

The scenario is picking up steam in a hurry, as Gordon Edes of reported late Monday that the Cardinals scouted Peavy's most recent start and Peter Gammons hears that St. Louis wants him for their rotation. The veteran right-hander hasn't pitched particularly well this season, but he could benefit with a return to the National League. The Cardinals could also use the depth given the injuries to Michael Wacha and Jaime Garcia.
Jul 8 - 1:57 PM

Peter Gammons hears that the Cardinals "want" Red Sox right-hander Jake Peavy.

This comes on the heels of a report from Gordon Edes of, who wrote that the Cardinals were scouting Peavy on Sunday. It's not surprising to hear St. Louis come up as a potential destination, as they were interested in the veteran right-hander before the White Sox traded him to the Red Sox last season. Peavy owns a 4.64 ERA this season and is owed about $7 million the rest of the way, so the Cardinals might not have to give up a top prospect to get him.
Jul 8 - 1:05 PM

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