Padres Narrow Field for Peavy

The San Diego Padres have narrowed the field of suitors for ace pitcher Jake Peavy, focusing on three National League teams.

Peavy has $63 million in guaranteed money remaining on a deal which runs through 2012 and contains a club option for 2013. General manager Kevin Towers said that based on conversations with Peavy's agent, he is dealing with five AL teams and two NL clubs, but only a trio of National League squads is being given intense consideration.

Towers wants two major leaguers plus prospects in return. He doesn't expect a trade to happen quickly but anticipates dealing the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner.

The 27-year-old Peavy was 10-and-11 with a 2.85 ERA in 27 starts last season.

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