November 17, 2008
Even as they pursue free-agent starting pitchers CC Sabathia, Derek Lowe and A.J. Burnett, the New York Yankees could also have an eye on San Diego Padres right-hander Jake Peavy according to MLB.com.
FoxSports.com reports the Yanks and Padres have had "numerous discussions" about Peavy, according to a Major League source. The Braves recently announced they were pulling out of Peavy trade discussions. Padres GM Kevin Towers said Thursday that negotiations with the Cubs were also over.
With Peavy having a full no-trade clause and expressing a strong preference to stay in the National League according to agent Barry Axelrod, a trade to an American League club could get complicated.
FoxSports.com also lists the Angels as a possible AL destination for Peavy.
According to columnist Tim Sullivan of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Padres general manager Kevin Towers sees the potential for talks with the Yankees, adding that New York has the young arms San Diego covets in Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.