Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy, who has been involved in multiple trade rumors in advance of Wednesday's non-waiver trade deadline, will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
Despite the fact that trade talk for Peavy has cooled, the White Sox have elected to keep Peavy fresh in the event he is moved, making him available immediately for any team that might acquire the former Cy Young Award winner.
Top pitching prospect Andre Rienzo, who arrived in Cleveland on Monday night, is expected to start in Peavy's place. The 25-year-old right-hander pitched a seven-inning no-hitter in his last outing Thursday for Triple-A Charlotte. He would become the first player born in Brazil to pitch in a major league game.
Peavy has been linked in trade rumors to teams like the Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics. The 32-year-old brought multiple packed suitcases on the road trip in anticipation that he would have to join a new team.
"I'll be happy when Wednesday is here in that there's no more speculation," Peavy said Monday. "I know that there's a good chance I could start (Tuesday for the White Sox) and there's a good chance I won't start. I don't know what else to say other than there's a lot of speculation on a lot of people's part. I hear a lot, but at the end of the day I'm listening to my coaches and the front office staff."