The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox discussed a deal for veteran pitcher Jake Peavy that could be finalized soon, according to ESPN.com.
The Cardinals are in need of help for their starting rotation to stay competitive in the National League Central. Starters Jaime Garcia and Michael Wacha are out because injuries.
The 33-year-old Peavy signed a two-year, $29 million contract with the Red Sox before the 2013 season and has approximately $7 million left on the deal.
The 2014 season has not gone well for the Red Sox or Peavy, who has seven consecutive losses and a 1-7 record with a 4.64 ERA in 18 starts with 42 walks and 84 strikeouts in 110 2/3 innings. His last win came on April 25 in the Red Sox's 8-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Peavy has a 133-105 career record with a 3.57 ERA in 13 seasons with the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Red Sox. He is 5-8 with a 4.41 ERA since coming to Boston last year.