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Jake Peavy scratched from Tuesday start; Alex Rios to Pirates?

Jake Peavy was officially scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday as White Sox general manager Rick Hahn continued trade discussions

Jake Peavy was officially scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday as White Sox general manager Rick Hahn continued trade discussions for the right-hander a day before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. | Sun-Times file photo

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Updated: July 30, 2013 4:53PM



CLEVELAND – Jake Peavy was officially scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday as White Sox general manager Rick Hahn continued trade discussions for the right-hander a day before Wednesday’s non-waiver deadline.

Also, a source said talks involving right fielder Alex Rios and the Pittsburgh Pirates were intensifying, according to a source. Jon Heyman of CBSsports.com reported that a Rios to Pittsburgh deal wasn’t close, however.

A Major League source told the Sun-Times that the Arizona Diamondbacks make the most sense for a Peavy trade because Arizona GM Kevin Towers had Peavy in San Diego. The source also said Oakland and Atlanta are still possibilities and not to rule out Texas because “they want the ring and have the deepest [farm] system.’’

A trade to Texas would re-unite Peavy with former Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The Rangers are known to be looking for offense.

Right-hander Andre Rienzo arrived in Cleveland Monday from AAA Charlotte and is will pitch in Peavy’s place against the Indians Tuesday night. Outfielder Blake Tekotte was sent to Charlotte to make room for Rienzo on the 25-man roster.

The trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Central on Wednesday.



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