Jake Peavy to undergo season-ending surgery next week

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It’s official. Jake Peavy will undergo season-ending surgery next Wednesday in Chicago to repair the
detached latissimus dorsi in his right shoulder, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune.

While Peavy hopes to be ready for the start of spring training next season, he cautioned about the unique nature of his particular injury.

“We hope to be up and throwing by spring training,” Peavy said Friday.
“Obviously, this is uncharted territory because it’s not common. While
(pitchers) have torn lats, they’ve never (had it) completely torn off
the bone with no attachments left. And that’s where we’re at. We’re
hoping, around the start of the season, to be back in action.”

“Nobody has had the surgery in baseball that we know of,” he said. “So I
guess I’m a guinea pig and (we’ll) see how it turns out.”

Yikes. Peavy, 29, will make $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. The White Sox hold a $22 million club option on Peavy for 2013 or a $4 million buyout. Hopefully it doesn’t become an albatross.