To call Jake Peavy the "probable pitcher" for the White Sox on Tuesday might was a bit presumptuous, it turned out.
The veteran right-hander, the subject of much trade speculation, will not take the hill in Cleveland. Peavy's name has been constantly tossed about in the past week as the Trade Deadline approaches on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET.
Peavy will be replaced by 25-year-old right-hander Andre Rienzo, who will make his Major League debut after coming up from Triple-A Charlotte.
"Obviously, we all hear the speculation and know that there's stuff being talked about," Peavy said on Monday.
Peavy said he appreciated general manager Rick Hahn and manager Robin Ventura keeping him in the loop.
"I'll be happy when Wednesday is here in that there's no more speculation," Peavy said. "I know that there's a good chance I could start and there's a good chance I won't start. I don't know what else to say other than there's a lot of speculation on a lot of people's part."
Rienzo, in Cleveland as an insurance policy, is 8-6 with a 4.06 ERA at Charlotte.
The Indians' starter will be southpaw Scott Kazmir, who has dazzled lately. Over his last seven outings, the 29-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.60 ERA. Last Wednesday, he limited the Mariners to one unearned run on one hit over eight frames.
"He looked like he was the old Kazmir," said Seattle bench coach Robby Thompson. "He had great life on his fastball, location and command of it."
White Sox: Crain sent to Tampa Bay
The first White Sox trade domino fell on Monday afternoon when the club dealt All-Star reliever Jesse Crain to the Rays. The right-hander has been shelved with a shoulder strain since the end of June, but is expected to return to the mound in August. For Chicago this season, Crain posted a 0.74 ERA in 38 appearances.
"I'm going to miss these guys," Crain said. "One of the best groups I've been around. But I'll stay in touch with a lot of them, and it's just part of the game. You move on with a new set of guys."
Indians: Reynolds returns to the order
Manager Terry Francona penciled Mark Reynolds into his starting lineup at designated hitter on Monday for the first time since last Wednesday. Reynolds is batting .183 (44-for-240) since May 1. In the month of July, he is hitting .104 (5-for-48) with no home runs and one RBI.
Francona said he wasn't sure how he would use Reynolds moving forward, and he told the veteran the same thing.
"I think we all feel like he's got that streak in him, and when he does, he's so dangerous," Francona said. "He can actually carry a team. Finding that, I know, probably takes getting some rhythm on his part. I told him this the other day. I was like, 'I'll do my best.'"
On Monday, Reynolds drew a pair of walks in three plate appearances. Jason Giambi pinch-hit for him in the ninth inning and delivered a walk-off home run.
• The Indians have scored first in 16 consecutive games, a franchise record.
• The White Sox are 23 games under .500 for the first time since Sept. 11, 2007.