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Jul 25, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

MLB trade rumors 2013: Jake Peavy a 'strong possibility' for Atlanta Braves?

The Atlanta Braves were in the market for starting pitching before Tim Hudson went down with a fractured ankle. Now the urgency has increased, especially after the sub-par showing from Alex Wood Thursday afternoon.

One name the Braves have been reportedly interested in is Bud Norris of the Houston Astros, however, David O’Brien is reporting an increased chance at picking up Chicago White Sox’s starter Jake Peavy.

Per O’Brien:

Peavy is a legit possibility. RT : care to go out on a limb and comment on Lohse and/or Peavy speculations?

Peavy is a bit of a financial burden as he’s due $14.5 million next season and has an option that could vest in 2015 if he combines for 400 innings in 2013 and 2014 (which is unlikely). On the flip side though, that could reduce the value of any potential prospects being sent from Atlanta.

The three time All-Star and 2007 Cy Young award winner is 8-4 this season, posting a 4.28 in the process.

Peavy has yet to experience the same success in the American League that he did in the National League, so a return to the NL may bolster his career.

Tags: Atlanta Braves Chicago White Sox Jake Peavy MLB Trade Deadline MLB Trade Rumors

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