Peavy invokes no-trade, rejects White Sox deal
Jake Peavy will not be joining the White Sox.
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The Padres right-hander invoked his no-trade clause Thursday to reject a deal that would have landed the Padres four players — left-handers Aaron Poreda and Clayton Richard and two players to be named.
His rejection, first reported by the Chicago Sun-Times, leaves open the possibility that Peavy will be moved to another team before the July 31 non-waiver deadline. His strong preference is to remain in the National League.
Peavy, according to his agent, Barry Axelrod, planned to issue a statement Thursday saying that he was better off staying in San Diego at this time.