(NEWS CENTER) - It was no secret the Boston Red Sox were in the market for a starting pitcher given the uncertainty of injured Clay Buchholz. On Tuesday, they found another all-star to take his place: Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox.
The Red Sox will also acquire reliever Brayan Villareal from the White Sox. Boston will send infielder Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers and a minor league prospects to the Chicago. The Red Sox will also send at three lower-level prospects to the White Sox in the deal.
The 32-year oldPeavy is 8-2 wiht a 4.28 ERAin13 starts this season. The 2007 NL Cy Young winner is also a three-time all-star. Peavy is signed through 2014, where he'll earn $14.5 million next season.
Villareal has been with the Tigers AAA affiliate in Toledo since April.
Iglesias, 23, has been one of the biggest surprises for Boston this season. In 62 games he's batting .330 with 19 RBI.
The three-minor leaguers in the trade are:
JB Wendelken -relief pitcher for Class A Greenville (2-0, 2.81 ERA, 10 SV). He was the Red Sox 13th round pick in 2012.
Francellis Montas - starting pitcher for Class AGreenville (2-9, 5.70 ERA in 2013). He was the 22nd bestprospect in the organization after 2012.
Cleuluis Rondon - shortstop for Class A Lowell (.276 BA, HR, 10 RBI, in 37 games)