White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy is lobbying general manager Ken Williams to acquire Peavy’s former teammate Adrian Gonzalez, CBS Sports reports.
"I want Adrian to be my teammate over here," Peavy is quoted as saying.
According to the CBS report, Williams doesn’t need much convincing.
"That’s really what we need, a big left-handed hitter," according to one unnamed club source. "They’re saying Kenny would give anything to get him, maybe even (second baseman Gordon) Beckham."
The Padres have made Gonzalez available for some time. The likelihoood of a trade seemed to increase last week when Gonzalez said he wouldn’t take a hometown discount to stay in San Diego. He has one year, at $4.5 million, plus a $5.5 million club option for 2011 remaining on his contract.