Trading a couple of good prospects for Jake Peavy was one of those deals where you knew the White Sox were giving up something good, but that it was worth it to have an ace for the stretch run. Too bad the ace doesn’t look like he’s going to make the stretch run any time soon:
After Jake Peavy unsuccessfully tried to play catch before a scheduled
bullpen session Wednesday, pitching coach Don Cooper suggested Peavy
might need another minor-league rehabilitation start instead of trying
to make his White Sox debut Saturday.
“My opinion, right now the best way to take care of Jake Peavy and do
the best for Jake Peavy is to continue to play it by ear, see what he
can do [Thursday], make one more start in the minor leagues,” Cooper
said shortly after Peavy cut short his attempt to get his sore right
That “might” has turned into a definitely as the White Sox have confirmed that Peavy will make another rehab start tomorrow. Normally that would make him eligible to pitch again on Thursday, but Thursday’s game is against the Cubs, and Kenny Williams has already said that Peavy won’t play in an NL game lest he have to run the bases and risk hurting his rehabbed leg.
The Sox play the Sox next Friday, so it’s going to be another week until he’s helping Chicago.