Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy is scheduled to take the mound this evening against the Cleveland Indians, but according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, that is unlikely to happen.
Gonzales is saying the White Sox plan to scratch Peavy from his scheduled start tonight, an indication that he may be on the move.
Per the Chicago Tribune:
Andre Rienzo’s roller-coaster season could reach a zenith Tuesday night, as he’s expected to be promoted to the Chicago White Sox to start against Cleveland while the team entertains offers for pitcher Jake Peavy with Wednesday’s 3 p.m. (CDT) non-waiver trading deadline approaching.
Rienzo, 25, would become the first Brazilian to pitch in the major leagues. Rienzo is one of the Sox’s top pitching prospects, and his last four starts at Triple-A Charlotte are in line with what the Sox envisioned this season.
Skipping Peavy’s turn in the rotation doesn’t necessarily mean the White Sox are moving the former Cy Young award winner but it’s a clear sign they don’t want to risk an injury a day before the Major League Baseball trade deadline takes place.