MLB: Peavy, League sign extensions before hitting the market
The Chicago White Sox resigned pitcher Jake Peavy to a two-year, $29MM contract on Tuesday, that includes an option for the 2015 season. The 31 year old Peavy had a bounce back season last year with the White Sox, after battling injuries throughout the past couple seasons. He was expected to be one of the top pitchers on the free agent market after Zack Greinke.
The Los Angeles Dodgers resigned reliever Brandon League to a three-year deal, worth $22.5MM and also includes a vesting option as well, for the 2016 season. League was acquired by the Dodgers from the Seattle Mariners on July 30th for a couple of prospects. He originally was a setup man for the Dodgers, but once closer, Kenley Jansen went out of the lineup, due to a heart condition, League took over and would go onto remain in that role, for the remainder of the season, pitching very effectively. Next season, it is expected that League will start out as the closer and Jansen will become a setup man, forming a very strong backend of the Dodgers bullpen, that will also feature Ronald Belisario in the late innings.