Agent: Peavy still prefers NL

Updated: May 21, 2009, 8:06 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The agent for San Diego Padres pitcher Jake Peavy expressed doubt early Thursday that his client would sign off on a proposed trade to the Chicago White Sox.

By Thursday evening Peavy had nixed the trade, the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Tribune reported.

Agent Barry Axelrod told ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick that Peavy had a "strong preference" to stay in the National League. That preference, along with Peavy's fondness for his new home in Southern California, apparently spelled ...

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