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Padres agree to trade Dodger-killer Jake Peavy to White Sox, but it's up to Peavy

Peavy If you can't beat him, play so well that you don't have to worry about beating him. That's what the Dodgers did, and now the Padres have agreed to trade ace Jake Peavy to the Chicago White Sox for four young pitchers. Peavy has been asked to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, although the San Diego Union-Tribune called it "unlikely" that Peavy would agree.

At the start of the season, Padres General Manager Kevin Towers told the Union-Tribune he hoped to retain Peavy. "My hope is that we're contending and playing well in June and July and we need him to get us where we want to go," Towers said then, "and that's back to postseason play."

Here it is the third week of May, and Peavy could be all but gone. And little wonder: The Dodgers boast the best record in the major leagues, and they're already 10 games up on the Padres.

Peavy is 13-2 with a 2.39 earned-run average against the Dodgers, although they beat him on opening day.

The Dodgers might not be done with Peavy just yet. The Dodgers' interleague schedule includes three games against the White Sox June 23-25.

-- Bill Shaikin

Photo: San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy reacts after closing out the game against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday. Credit: Denis Poroy / Associated Press

 
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