The Giants finalized their new two-year, $24 million contract with Jake Peavy this week. In the video below, the veteran right-hander discusses his decision to stay with the defending World Series champions:
Peavy began last season with the Red Sox and posted a 4.72 ERA across 22 starts prior to being traded to the Giants in July. The move back to the National League and a pitcher-friendly home ballpark seemed to agree with him, as he put up a 2.17 ERA and 58/17 K/BB ratio in 78 2/3 innings across 12 starts down the stretch. The 33-year-old threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings in the NLDS against the Nationals before scuffling in his final three postseason starts, but the Giants are happy to have him back for 2015. He’ll be a part of a rotation which currently projects to include Madison Bumgarner, Tim Hudson, Matt Cain, and Tim Lincecum.
Marlins infielder/outfielder Brian Anderson departed Friday’s 19-11 win over the Phillies with a left hand contusion, the club announced. Following an X-ray, it was then revealed that he had sustained a fracture of the fifth metacarpal — an injury severe enough that it’ll likely keep him off the field for the remainder of the 2019 season.
Anderson suffered the injury on a hit-by-pitch in the third inning. On the first pitch of the at-bat, with the bases loaded and one out, he took a 93.9-m.p.h. fastball off his left hand. The HBP forced in a run, but he doubled over in pain and was quickly examined by a member of the Marlins’ staff before officially departing the game in the top of the fourth.
It’s an unfortunate way to end Anderson’s third campaign with the Marlins. The 26-year-old has posted some career-high numbers this year, reaching the 20-homer mark for the first time and batting a healthy .261/.342/.468 with an .810 OPS and 3.0 fWAR through 510 PA. Despite the setback, he should be fully healed and ready to go well in advance of the Marlins’ spring training in 2020.