Confirming reports from last night the Giants just revealed that tonight’s starter, Jake Peavy, suffered a bruised right thumb while trying to catch a foul ball in the dugout during Game 3.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy assured reporters that Peavy passed various physical exams and was able to throw a bullpen session to prepare for his Game 6 start against the Royals, but he will be pitching with a swollen thumb.
Peavy has a 7.05 ERA in eight postseason starts, including allowing four runs in five innings against Kansas City in Game 2.
Yesterday the Chicago White Sox made a big signing of a new player, locking up catcher Yasmani Grandal for four years. Today they’ve made another big splash, re-signed current White Sox star José Abreu to a three-year, $50 million contract extension.
Abreu had already accepted the team’s qualifying offer last week so he was ensured of staying in Chicago for 2020, but now they’ll tear that up and replace it with this pact, adding two more years.
Abreu, who turns 33 before spring training, is coming off a 2019 season in which he posted a line of .284/.330/.503 with 33 home runs and 123 RBI. He has spent his entire major league career in Chicago, putting up a line of .293/.349/.513 and socking 179 homers in six seasons.