AL Central Standings
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The Red Sox finalized a deal to acquire White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy late Tuesday night, sending infielder Jose Iglesias to the Tigers in a three-team, seven player deal.
Detroit Tigers trade Avisail Garcia, Brayan Villarreal for Jose Iglesias as part of three-team deal
MLive.com, Chris Iott
The Tigers are protecting themselves against a potential suspension of shortstop Jhonny Peralta. But they also see the slick-fielding Iglesias as their shortstop of the future.
With the trade deadline at hand and a 50-game suspension for shortstop Jhonny Peralta now perhaps imminent, the Tigers tonight acquired young Boston shortstop Jose Iglesias.
Jose Iglesias, who plays both short and third, would replace Jhonny Peralta, if and when Peralta gets suspended by Major League Baseball for his involvement in the performance-enhancing drugs controversy.
White Sox trade Jake Peavy to Boston in three-team deal
South Side Sox, Jim Margalus
Trade nets Detroit prospect Avisail Garcia and "three prospects" from Red Sox in return.
Red Sox acquire Jake Peavy for Jose Iglesias, low-level prospects
Over the Monster, Marc Normandin
Boston got their starting pitcher before the deadline, and barely paid anything to do it.
Detroit Tigers general manager Dombrowski praised Triple-A outfielder Nick Castellanos but didn't offer any indication of when the top prospect might make his big-league debut.
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Toronto Blue Jays are likely to trade Emilio Bonifacio this week.
Around the AL Central:
Royals fans try to make sense of their lives as the Royals continue to play semi-relevant baseball with the trade deadline approaching.
First Brazilian pitcher in MLB history goes seven strong innings, but comes away with a no-decision.
Elsewhere in baseball:
Surreal A-Rod circus makes stop in Pennsylvania
SI.com, S.L. Price
In the cover story for this week's Sports Illustrated, senior writer S.L. Price details the last days of the Alex Rodriguez saga.
Alex Rodriguez tells Sports Illustrated he still wants 'to be a role model'
ESPN New York, Ian Begley
Found this quote about Cliff Lee in Jayson Stark's latest Rumblings & Grumblings interesting: This guy [Lee] has so much money coming.
Wait, this is horrible.
Report: Biogenesis players ready to accept their bans
HardballTalk, Matthew Pouliot
Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that, Alex Rodriguez excepted, the rest of the players involved in the Biogenesis scandal are ready to accept suspensions or 50 games or more.