Jake Peavy assumed Mark Buehrle's workload when he pitched 219 innings during the 2012 season. He also picked up where Buehrle left off during awards season.
In what's turning out to be a helluva day for Peavy, he picked up his first Gold Glove Award the same day his two-year, $29 million contract extension was announced. It's also the fourth straight Gold Glove to be given to a White Sox pitcher, as Buehrle took home the prize from 2009 to 2011.
I went over Peavy's defensive bona fides during Tuesday morning's post, and at the very least, it revealed that Peavy had developed into one of the league's best fielders on the mound. The voters made it very literal -- by these standards, he is actually one of the league's two best defensive pitchers, because he tied with fellow finalist Jeremy Hellickson.
Peavy is the third White Sox pitcher to win the Gold Glove. Jim Kaat, who took home the award in 1974 and 1975, is the other. Buehrle continued his own run by picking up his fourth Gold Glove in his first season with Miami.