Jake Peavy gave up six runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings Wednesday at Triple-A and his rehab assignment for a back injury is going to be longer than the Giants had hoped.
Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com reports that Peavy will likely remain in the minors for at least another 10 days after Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted that the 34-year-old right-hander is “not quite ready” to come off the disabled list.
Peavy has been on the DL since mid-April and claims to be fully healthy now, but Pavlovic says the Giants want to see better results at Triple-A before putting him back into the rotation.
Ryan Vogelsong served up four homers to the Dodgers last night and has allowed 22 runs in 19 innings this season, but the Giants are sticking with the 37-year-old right-hander in the rotation.
Here’s what manager Bruce Bochy told Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com:
We need him right now. We have a couple pitchers on the DL. Hopefully he puts this behind him and gets back on track the way he did in his previous game. Right now, we need him. We’ll talk as always, but it’s tough when you’ve got two other starters on the DL. We need all these guys to hopefully pitch well and give us a quality start.
Fair enough, but even with starters Matt Cain and Jake Peavy on the disabled list the Giants still have Yusmeiro Petit in the bullpen as a jack-of-all-trades fill-in if needed.
Vogelsong turned his career around with back-to-back standout seasons for the Giants in 2011 and 2012, but he’s 12-21 with a 4.91 ERA in 308 innings since then and this offseason San Francisco made little effort to re-sign him before finally bringing him back for $4 million in late January.
CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reports that the Giants have placed starter Jake Peavy on the disabled list due to a lower back injury. To take Peavy’s place on the 25-man roster, the club has recalled Andrew Susac from Triple-A Sacramento.
Peavy was unable to reach the fifth inning in each of his first two starts. He owns a 9.39 ERA with a 7/4 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander has been dealing with back problems since the start of the regular season but tried to avoid a stint on the DL.
The Giants re-signed Peavy, 34 at the end of May, to a two-year, $24 million contract in December.