* Prior to rejecting the trade to Chicago yesterday, Peavy called ex-teammate and current White Sox reliever Scott Linebrink to ask him about playing for manager Ozzie Guillen.
* According to the Boston Globe, the Red Sox "were not involved in the recent round of talks for" Jake Peavy.
* When the Diamondbacks placed Conor Jackson on the disabled list last week they called his injury "general illness." Three doctors later Jackson has been diagnosed with valley fever and pneumonia. Asked yesterday when he might be ready to return, Jackson said: "We haven't even talked about timetable. One doctor told me, 'You're going to be fatigued for the rest of the year.'"
* Joba Chamberlain has been diagnosed with a bruised right knee after being hit by an Adam Jones liner last night and is "100 percent confident" that he'll make his next scheduled start Tuesday.