Peavy pitches Gonzalez to Williams

Adrian Gonzalez hit 40 home runs for the Padres last season. Paul Spinelli/MLB Photos/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy confirmed on Sunday that he has had conversations with general manager Kenny Williams about acquiring San Diego Padres first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Peavy, who was teammates with Gonzalez in San Diego, gave Williams information about the slugger's character as well as his ability during their conversations.

The Padres have been approached by numerous teams in the offseason about the availability of Gonzalez. The smart money has been on the Boston Red Sox as the ultimate front-runner if a trade is ever worked out.

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