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Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz didn't hesitate when asked what he remembered most about newly acquired right-hander Jake Peavy. Nearly seven years ago, the 37-year old Ortiz was in Japan with a group of major-league stars. He watched Peavy throw in the bullpen and told him he would win the Cy Young Award. A year later, he was correct. The Red Sox acquired the 2007 NL Cy Young winner from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal on Tuesday night that also sent shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. Now, Boston thinks it has the perfect fit with the 32-year old Peavy. ''I remember watching him warm up in the bullpen,'' Ortiz said Wednesday as he stood at his locker, surrounded by reporters, about 3 1/2 hours before the Red Sox hosted the Seattle Mariners. ''I was kind of behind the guys watching him warm up and I told him, `You're going to win the Cy Young one day.' The following year he won. He had great stuff.'' The Red Sox acquired the best pitcher dealt befo...
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