CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic reports that the Giants have placed starter Jake Peavy on the disabled list due to a lower back injury. To take Peavy’s place on the 25-man roster, the club has recalled Andrew Susac from Triple-A Sacramento.
Peavy was unable to reach the fifth inning in each of his first two starts. He owns a 9.39 ERA with a 7/4 K/BB ratio in 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander has been dealing with back problems since the start of the regular season but tried to avoid a stint on the DL.
The Giants re-signed Peavy, 34 at the end of May, to a two-year, $24 million contract in December.
Across the league, scores of minor leaguers have been released in recent days. Already overworked and underpaid, these players are now left without any kind of reliable income during a pandemic, and during a time of civil unrest.
Jon Heyman reports that agent Scott Boras will pay the salaries of his minor league clients who were among those released. It’s a great and much-needed gesture. Boras described the releases as “completely unanticipated.”
Boras, of course, is perhaps the most successful sports agent of all time, so he and his company can afford to do this. That being said, it should be incumbent on the players’ teams — not their agents or their teammates — to take care of them in a time of crisis. Boras is, effectively, subsidizing the billionaire owners’ thriftiness.