Peavy spurns ChiSox, will stay in San Diego

Jake Peavy is staying with the San Diego Padres.

The ace pitcher turned down a trade to the Chicago White Sox, choosing Thursday to remain with his longtime team.

The Padres and White Sox had reached an agreement, but needed the 2007 Cy Young Award winner to waive his no-trade clause.

“As of right now, this is the best place for us to be. We made that decision for the time being,” Peavy said before Thursday’s game against San Francisco.

“It’s been a crazy 24 hours,” he said. “I don’t want to be any kind of distraction to the team. We’re playing as well as we possibly can, winning five in a row, and I’ve got a big game tomorrow night vs. the Chicago Cubs.”

Peavy, who turns 28 later this month, is 3-5 with a 3.82 ERA. He made his major league debut with San Diego in 2002.

Peavy and his wife have three sons, all under the age of 8.

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