Veteran starting pitcher Jake Peavy could be on the move from the Boston Red Sox at some point in the not-so-distant future. Peavy, who is 1-6 with a 4.93 ERA this season, has seen his velocity dip a great deal over the past couple seasons and is no longer the pitcher he once was.
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com had this to say about Peavy and the idea that Boston should move on from him.
Immediately after Tuesday night’s loss, the Red Sox had no plans for Peavy. They were more worried about finding out a solution to getting Clay Buchholz on the roster for his Wednesday’s start. But after watching Peavy fail to garner a win for an 11th straight time — totaling a 6.38 ERA over his last nine starts — the Sox know something has to be done.
In addition to this, Clay Buchholz is now back from injury, which now leaves the Red Sox with a total of seven starting pitchers…the least successful of whom being Peavy.
While American League teams might back away from negotiations because of Peavy’s regression from a velocity standpoint, some contenders in the senior circuit could show interest in his services. Peavy is due a little over $7 million for the remainder of the 2014 season, which means the Red Sox would likely have to pick up some of his contract in order to make a deal work.