Jake Peavy #44 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on July 12, 2014 in Houston, Texas.
(Bob Levey / Getty Images / July 12, 2014)
The San Francisco Giants
acquired right-handed starting pitcher Jake Peavy
from the Boston Red Sox
on Saturday, according to multiple reports.
The Giants sent pitching prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree to the Red Sox to get Peavy.
Peavy, 33, is 1-9 with a 4.72 ERA in 20 starts this season.
The Giants need a starting pitcher with right-hander Matt Cain on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
It marks the third time Peavy has been dealt in July. Boston acquired Peavy last July 30 from the Chicago White Sox in a three-team deal that also involved the Detroit Tigers. The White Sox had acquired Peavy from the Padres ahead of the trade deadline in 2009.
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