St. Louis Cardinals scouting Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy


The St. Louis Cardinals were seen scouting Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy according to ESPN Boston’s Gordon Eades. Entering Monday, Peavy was 1-7 with a 4.64 ERA over 18 starts.

Is it possible that Peavy would like to return to the National League? He started his career with the San Diego Padres in 2002 and won the 2007 National League Cy Young Award. In 212 starts with the San Diego Padres over the course of nine seasons, Peavy was 92-68 with a 3.29 ERA. In 6 American League seasons between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox, Peavy is a less than impressive 41-37 with a 4.10 ERA in 111 starts and one relief appearance.

Eades wrote this about Peavy today on the ESPN Boston Red Sox blog:

"Jake Peavy, who has made back-to-back starts that have been more than serviceable when his spot in the rotation was hanging by a thread, might have the same appeal to a contender — especially in the National League — that he did to the Red Sox this past July. He’s a ferocious competitor who fits the need for a back-of-the-rotation starter."

Peavy is in the final season of a 5-year deal worth $77 million but has a player option for the 2015 season.