What's Jake Peavy up to? He's opening for Willie Nelson

Rob Bradford
April 10, 2019 - 10:50 am

Prior to Tuesday afternoon, the last time we saw a ring ceremony at Fenway Park Jake Peavy was right in the middle of the celebration. That was 2014.

Five years later he's helping open for Willie Nelson.

Peavy recently went through tough times, as was documented by Bleacher Report:

Two days into San Francisco's 2016 spring training camp, the bubble burst: Peavy learned that a financial advisor to whom he had entrusted his retirement savings had siphoned away some $15 million to $20 million in a Ponzi-like scheme. The rest of that season, he was buried under an avalanche of depositions, lawyers and numbers he didn't fully understand, reeling from the shattered trust of a man he thought was his friend.

Then three days after that season ended, the five-alarm financial fire already raging all around him, he came home to divorce papers served by his high school sweetheart, Katie. It effectively was a lit stick of dynamite blowing apart what he treasured most in this world: family life with his four boys, now ranging in age from three to 16.

Peavy has begun the financial comeback, recently finding a buyer for his San Diego home for $2.7 million.

His pitching days are probably behind him, last pitching for the Giants in 2016, but he is still performing. The 38-year-old can be found on stage alongside his son, Jacob, and the legendary Nelson.

And in case you're wondering how the other participants in the Red Sox' three-way trade for Peavy back in 2013 are doing, here you go:

- After signing a minor-league contract with the Reds, Jose Iglesias is the starting shortstop for Cincinnati. Iglesias was sent by the Red Sox to Detroit in the deal.

- Avisail Garcia, who Detroit shipped to the White Sox to complete the trade, is getting the majority of playing time in right field for the Rays after signing with Tampa Bay this past offseason.

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