With an eye on helping the Red Sox reach the postseason, Jake Peavy is set to begin a new chapter in his stellar career. The 32-year-old right-hander makes his Boston debut Saturday night against the Diamondbacks.
Perhaps the biggest name to be moved prior to Wednesday's trade deadline, Peavy (8-4, 4.28 ERA) was acquired from the White Sox on Tuesday as part of a three-team trade in which Boston (66-45) sent talented young infielder Jose Iglesias to Detroit.
Peavy, who last pitched in the postseason for the Padres in 2006, is excited about the chance of possibly returning with the Red Sox, leaders by one game over the Rays in the AL East.
"The opportunity I've been given, I couldn't ask for anything more than to come to a team in first place with a realistic chance, which is why we all play this game -- to play in the postseason," said Peavy, who is being reunited with former White Sox bullpen coach Juan Nieves, now the pitching coach in Boston.
Peavy, who ...