Peavy to the Red Sox in three player deal
With the trade deadline looming at 4:00 PM EST today, just one major trade on Tuesday that featured Jay Peavy going to the Red Sox in a three player deal. The meat of the deal has Peavy going from the White Sox to the Red Sox. The Red Sox will send shortstop Jose Inglesias to the Tigers. The WSox will get outfielder Ava sail Garcia and three prospects from Boston.
Peavy, 32, is 8-4 with a 4.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 76 strikeouts in 80 innings this season. He’s a three-time All-Star and won the 2007 NL Cy Young award. He’s battled injuries since 2010 but has been effective when healthy. Iglesias, 23, is hitting .330 with 10 doubles, two triples, 1 homer, 19 RBI, 27 runs and three stolen bases this season. He’s an excellent defensive player that can also play third and some second and figures to step right in for Jhonny Peralta who is expected to be suspended when the MLB hands down it’s Biogensis suspensions.
Seahawks Harvin opts for surgery, out 3-4 months
The torn labrum in Percy Harvin’s hip will require surgery. Harvin signed a six-year $67 million dollar deal after coming over in a trade with the Vikings, a move that was supposed to put the Seahawks over the top. The injury in not necessarily season ending and Harvin could return somewhere around Week 12.
Bucks deal Jennings to the Pistons in a sign in trade
The Milwaukee Bucks have sent malcontent point guard Brandon Jennings to the Pistons in a sign-and-trade deal. The Bucks will get guard Brandon Knight, forward Khris Middleton and center Viacheslav Kravtsov in return. Jennings signed a three-year $23 million dollar extension with Detroit. The talented but enigmatic Jennings was a restricted free agent that drew little interest on the free agent market over the last month.
Cops continue to search Bristol pond for alleged Hernandez murder weapon
Law enforcement continued to search Pine Lake in Bristol, Connecticut hoping to find a .45-calibre Glock that is the suspected murder weapon in the Aaron Hernandez murder case. Photos have emerged this week purporting to show hernandez carrying a gun roughly 15 minutes after the murder of Olin Lloyd. Click here to see the photos. Pine Lake is more or less a mile down the road from the main offices of ESPN.
Bettman pushing for hockey in Seattle
Hopes of getting an NHL franchise in Seattle are not dead yet as commisioner Gary Bettman is pushing the board of govenors to expand to the Emerald City. Sports starved Seattle had it’s heart ripped out when the Sacramento Kings were sold and decided to stay put. Seattle was also considered a front-runner to get the Phoenix Coyotes before that deal falling through.
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