In this Brewers rumors and news update, the Milwaukee Brewers are rumored to be one of three teams interested in acquiring Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy before the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline.
According to Sporting News-verified baseball blogger Max Wildstein, the Brewers could look at the struggling Peavy as an upgrade to their rotation down the stretch:
#Brewers, #Angels and #Pirates are the final three teams that are interested in acquiring #RedSox Jake Peavy, according to @Jen_Royle. #MLB
— Max Wildstein ⚾️ (@MaxWildstein) July 14, 2014
The 33-year-old right-hander is currently in the midst of one of his worst professional seasons, posting a 1-8 record with a 4.59 ERA in 117.2 innings pitched. He is currently on pace to walk 78-80 batters this year, which would mark the second-worst total of his twelve-plus year career.
Peavy's durability is also a potential issue, as he has thrown over 200 innings just once in his previous six seasons. However, he's on pace to do so this season and could relish and thrive with a change in scenery to Milwaukee (and the National League).
The Boston Red Sox also seem to be prepping to deal him, pushing out his next start to July 22nd in Toronto - a move that Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe believes will signal the end of Peavy's time in New England.
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