The San Francisco Giants have jumped into the trade market, acquiring Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 26, 2014
Peavy has a 4.72 ERA in 124 innings this season with the Red Sox. Since posting a 2.87 ERA in April, Peavy has a 5.34 ERA and hasn’t won a game (if you care about such things) since April 25th.
In return, Boston receives Giants minor league pitchers Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree.
The Red Sox will get Giants prospects Edwin Escobar and Heath Hembree in the deal, pending approval.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 26, 2014
Escobar is a 22-year old that has a 5.11 ERA with AAA Fresno this season, striking out 96 and walking 37 in 111 innings. Last season, split between high-A San Jose and AA Connecticut, he had a 2.78 ERA in 128 2/3 innings to go along with 146 strikeouts and 30 walks. Hembree is a 25-year old that has a 3.89 ERA out of the bullpen for Fresno this season, striking out 46 and walking 13 in 39 1/3 innings. In 7 2/3 major league innings last season, Hembree struck out 12, walked two, and didn’t allow a run.
Both Escobar and Hembree ranked among the club’s top ten prospects this season, and Escobar was almost unanimously the second-best prospect in the organization behind Kyle Crick.