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Giants get Peavy in trade with Red Sox

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This is a 2014 photo of pitcher Jake Peavy of the Boston Red Sox baseball team. This image reflects the Red Sox active roster as of Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

the Associated Press

First published Jul 26 2014 11:30PM
Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:30PM

The San Francisco Giants boosted their rotation for the stretch run by acquiring right-hander Jake Peavy from the Boston Red Sox on Saturday for a pair of minor league pitchers.

The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner will start Sunday night’s series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants and Dodgers are tied for the NL West lead.

The Giants have plenty of familiarity with Peavy, who pitched for manager Bruce Bochy with the San Diego Padres in the playoffs in 2005-06.

"It’s great to be reunited with Jake," Bochy said by text message. "Look forward to working with him again."

San Francisco missed the playoffs in 2013 after winning the World Series in 2010 and ’12, and the club is committed to making another special October run.

Peavy (1-9 with a 4.72 ERA) has been hurt by poor run support this season, receiving two runs or fewer of support in each of his past eight starts. He is in the final season of a $29 million, two-year contract.

Dice-K on DL

The Mets have placed relief pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25, with right elbow inflammation on Saturday. The team selected pitcher Buddy Carlyle’s contract from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Pierzynski joins Cards

The St. Louis Cardinals have signed veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski. The left-handed hitting Pierzynski played 72 games this year with the Boston Red Sox, hitting .254 with four home runs before being released on July 16. The Cardinals have been looking for a steady presence behind the plate since All-Star Yadier Molina went down with a torn ligament in his right thumb on July 9.

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