…and Boston also gets Tigers reliever Brayan Villarreal and Red Sox send three low minors’ prospects to the White Sox: RHPs: Francelis Montas], JB Wendelken, INF Celius Rondon.
The three Sox prospects were not on the organization’s Top 20 according to MLB Prospects.
* Last season for the Tigers, Garcia hit .319/.373/.319 in 51 plate appearances and served as a useful part-timer in the postseason.
* Villarreal, 26, has a 4.56 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 86 strikeouts in 75 career innings. He’s only made seven appearances this season and been torched twice, so his ERA in only 4 1/3 innings is 20.77.
* Wendleken, 20, is 2-0 with a 2.81 ERA in Class A. He was the Red Sox 13th rounder in 2012.
* Montas, 20, is 2-9 with a 5.70 ERA in Class A.
* Rondon, 19, is hitting .277/.328/.353 with four doubles, a homer and five steals in 36 Low-A games.
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6′ 0″, Weight: 170 lb.
Born: May 10, 1987 in La Guaira, Vargas, Venezuela (Age 26)
Signed by the Detroit Tigers as an amateur free agent in 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 2, 2011 (Age 23)
Team: Tigers 2011-2013
2013 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$503k (13) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2013): 1.041, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2018 [*],
“One of the big reasons for the Tigers ineffective bullpen this season (which hasn’t really been a “closer problem”) was the collapse of Brayan Villarreal, who was shipped down to Toledo quickly where some mechanical inconsistency (be it the result of something physical or something mental) has kept him walking as many batters as Al Alburquerque.
It’s sort of easy to forget how important Villarreal was to the Tigers 2012 ‘pen – where he made 50 appearances with a 2.63 ERA. If the Tigers had 2012 Villarreal in the ‘pen right now, we wouldn’t really be talking about deals for relievers or worrying about the quality of the bullpen, just debating who was right for which role. Prior to the All-Star break there were some signals for tentative hope Villarreal might have turned the corner – in his previous 8 appearances Villarreal had walked only 4 in 9 innings. Contrast that with 22 walks in 25 and a third before that, and it looks significant (albeit in a very small sample). The Tigers have and had plenty of relievers bouncing between Toledo and Detroit with very good numbers in AAA, but Villarreal alone had really shown that his stuff was just as effective against good hitters when he could command it.So… as of a week or two ago you might have started watching each Villarreal appearance with anticipation, figuring he might strike out the side and get a call up to Detroit the next day (where he would continue blowing guys away and eliminate the need for an expensive acquisition like Luke Gregerson). Unfortunately, that wasn’t meant to be. Because nothing can really go right for Villarreal this year, according to the Toledo Blade he slipped in the shower and as a result has been put on the disabled list with what is apparently a rather severe thumb sprain. A normal thumb sprain could keep him out for a month, this might keep him out for longer. Once he’s healthy enough to pitch, which may or may not be before roster expansion in September, we’ll wait to see whether or not he comes back throwing strikes.”
Red Sox are including other players in the deal, lower level minor leaguers. Working on specifics… http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/07/30/red-sox-working-on-three-way-deal-with-white-sox-tigers-to-acquire-jake-peavy/ …via
The Red Sox and White Sox have agreed to a trade that will send Jake Peavy to Boston, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (Twitter link). Jose Iglesias is believed to be headed to Chicago in the trade, Heyman reports in a separate tweet.
iglesias is believed to be in peavy deal, going to white sox. multiple players tho.
- JAKE PEAVY, RHP, WHITE SOX
Context: GM Rick Hahn is on the hot seat and cannot admit that his team is aging and fading; former GM Kenny Williams was “kicked upstairs” and handed Hand one of the worst minor league player development systems in the MLB. So, he will be looking for a starter for 3b and a promising pitcher.
UPDATE: PEAVY HAS CLEANED OUT HIS LOCKER…
from Bruce Levine | ESPNChicago.com
“A clubhouse attendant walked into the Chicago White Sox‘s locker room with five packed suitcases and Jake Peavyin tow. The veteran pitcher is preparing for what seems to be inevitable, a trade that would end his four-year tenure with the team.
“It is sad to think that this is probably my last day in here,” Peavy said on Sunday morning. “We all realize the reality of the situation and I am prepared with that to happen soon.”
RED SOX GET: Peavy [2013-2014]
TIGERS GET: Iglesias, SS
WHITE SOX GET: Avisail Garcia, CF
Garcia, one of the top prospects in the Tigers organization, hit .241 with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 30 games for the Tigers this season. He hit .382 with a .963 OPS in 32 games for Triple-A Toledo.
* Getting Peavy could allow Red Sox to put Workman in bullpen.
Peavy is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA, 76 strikeouts and just 17 walks in 80 innings this year. He missed time earlier this year, but the issue was a broken rib rather than anything related to his shoulder or elbow. He is viewed as a potential difference-maker going forward.
“Jake has been a leader in terms of his stuff and preparation and competitive nature. He’s awesome. He’s a great pitcher, great competitor. He’s adjusted himself from what he was five, six, seven years ago when he was 97 mph with a filthy slider. He has a game plan out there, he executes it and he sticks to it,” said Sox left-hander Matt Thornton, Peavy’s teammate with the White Sox until the former was dealt to the Red Sox earlier this month. “There’s one thing that will drive Jake Peavy nuts and that’s walking someone. He doesn’t care what it is in a situation. He’d rather give up a homer than walk a guy. It’s just the way he’s built. He goes out there, continues to attack people with quality stuff. It’s not like his fastball is straight or anything like that. He’s a great pitcher. He’s got great stuff, but he won’t walk people. He refuses to.”
Peavy, the 2007 Cy Young Award winner with the Padres, was acquired by the White Sox at the trade deadline in 2009. He was an All-Star in 2012 en route to an 11-12 record with a 3.37 ERA, 8.0 strikeouts and 2.0 walks per nine innings.
- Peavy looks fully recovered from his rib injury earlier in the season, returning to the mound after the All-Star break with just about the same velocity as he had prior. While he’s given up six earned runs over 13 innings in those outings, they’ve come against Atlanta and Detroit—two of the very best teams in baseball. Metrically, he was a little below-average in both outings, but any team would be more than happy to have either outing in September and October with Peavy as their second or third starter.
- The season as a whole has been an up-and-down affair. Eight of his starts have been considered quality starts, meaning he gave up three or fewer earned runs while going at least six innings. That’s the good. Peavy has also given up six runs on three separate occasions, one of which came against the lowly Cubs.
- From an advanced perspective, Peavy’s 2013 is better in line with his frustrating 2011 campaign than any other season in Chicago. His 4.10 FIP would be the second-highest of his career, and he’s also on pace to set a career-low groundball rate—a concern considering that trait has been trending downward each of the past four seasons. And should the campaign end today, Peavy would finish with the highest home run rate of his career.
Never understood how Tigers could keep claiming they didn’t want to trade for a shortstop. Iglesias is great fit, now and into future.
Jose Iglesias’ final 18 games with the Red Sox produced this staggering slash line; .167/.167/.167. 11-66, 0 extra base hits, 0 walks.
Jose Iglesias: http://redsox.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=578428#gameType=%27R%27
@alexspeier: Sources: Red Sox in advanced talks w/White Sox, Tigers on 3-way deal bringing Peavy to Boston http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/07/30/red-sox-working-on-three-way-deal-with-white-sox-tigers-to-acquire-jake-peavy/ …
@bradfo & me that Red Sox in advanced talks w/White Sox, Tigers on 3-way deal bringing Peavy to Boston http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/boston/baseball/red-sox/2013/07/30/red-sox-working-on-three-way-deal-with-white-sox-tigers-to-acquire-jake-peavy/ …
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