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Why Cubs have stopped chasing Peavy

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07:23 AM ET 01.29 | With the acquisition Wednesday of Aaron Heilman from Seattle, the Cubs seemingly will end their at times very public interest in San Diego's Jake Peavy. They want to convert Heilman back to a starting pitcher, and the two players used to acquire him -- infielder Ronny Cedeno and left-handed pitcher Garrett Olson -- were part of a package that it was believed might have gone to the Padres. Cubs management acted quickly after Tribune Co. determined the Tom Ricketts-led group as the winning bidder to buy the ballclub, and it is possible Ricketts would oppose any deal involving Peavy and his $63 million price tag. While Bush wouldn't close the door on adding a free-agent pitcher before camp opens in 15 days, Heilman becomes part of a growing mix for the fifth starter's role, which Jason Marquis filled before he was traded. Heilman will join Jeff Samardzija, Chad Gaudin and lefty Sean Marshall as relievers being stretched out to start.

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