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Will the Sox keep their ace?

Now that Peavy has regained his form, he could bring a nice return

Updated: June 20, 2012, 10:37 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- At one point, it was a no-brainer.

The White Sox were in rebuilding mode, more or less.

Expectations for the season were, well, modest.

And Jake Peavy, it was hoped, would pitch just well enough to be tradable.

It made perfect sense, what with Peavy set to earn $17 million in this, the final year of a three-year, $52 million contract. With the Sox holding an option of $22 million with a $4 million buyout for 2013, losing Peavy in some form ...

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