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Jake Peavy close to trade to White Sox

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Sorry, Red Sox fans: no Jake Peavy for you this year. It looks like the other Sox got him instead:

The San Diego Padres have agreed to trade staff ace Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox and are waiting for Peavy to decide if he will waive his no-trade clause, sources tell ESPN.

Peavy has a full no-trade clause and can veto the deal.

ESPN's Peter Gammons reported that according to sources, the White Sox will send the Padres four players to complete the deal.

Sources told Gammons that White Sox shortstop prospect Gordon Beckham is not among the players in the deal. Beckham was the eighth overall pick in last year's amateur draft.

ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine reported that White Sox players in the deal include left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard and left-hander Aaron Poreda, a former No. 1 draft pick.

If the White Sox do grab Peavy, you can expect to see that 5.5 number in the games back column drop. Grabbing Peavy makes the White Sox an immediate contend in the Central.

Poll question: how will the White Sox do this season if they acquire Peavy?