He pitched a simulated game with no apparent hitches, but it still kinda sounds like he’s throwing in the towel for 2009:
“I can promise you this. On Feb. 15 or whatever day it
is I report [for spring training], I’ll be in as good of shape as
anybody and be ready to pitch and expect nothing less than what I’ve
done in years, which is giving my team a chance to win and work 200
plus innings. That’s where I stand.”
The Sox really have no idea if Peavy can go for the rest of the season. If it were me, I’d let it slide at this point and do everything possible to ensure that he’s good to go on opening day 2010.
The Indians have designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment. This comes after Gonzalez batted a mere .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances in Cleveland. That came after he had to settle for a minor league contract with the Indians in mid-March.
A few years ago Gonzalez was a superstar, winning three Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, making the All-Star team three times and coming in third in the MVP balloting once upon a time. That was then, however. His most recent good season came in 2016, when he hit .298/.350/.505 with 25 homers and drove in 100. In 2017 and 2018 he combined to hit .232/.269/.334. Between his falloff in production and the fact that his big numbers of the past were heavily supported by playing at Coors Field, it should not be shocking that he couldn’t make it work in Cleveland.
If he wants to continue his career, he’ll no doubt have to take a minor league gig someplace. Otherwise, this could be the end of the line.