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.
At the GM meetings in Scottsdale, Arizona on Monday, Rays GM Erik Neander was named the recipient of Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year Award for the 2019 season. The Yankees’ Brian Cashman was the runner-up while the Athletics’ Billy Beane and the Twins’ Derek Falvey tied for third place.
Neander has worked for the Rays since 2017 but has operated in his current role since November 2016, taking over for Matthew Silverman who was promoted to president of the Rays alongside Brian Auld.
The Rays had, by far, the lowest payroll in baseball at $53.5 million, according to USA TODAY. Neander’s peers voting him Executive of the Year on the same today the league had to curtail its awarding of a prize belt to the team that suppressed salaries the most in arbitration is… certainly interesting timing.
At any rate, Neander’s Rays went 96-66 in 2019, finishing in second place in the AL East behind the 103-59 Yankees. The Rays claimed the second AL Wild Card and defeated the A’s to earn entry into the ALDS where they lost in five games to the Astros. It was the Rays’ first playoff appearance since 2013 and their regular season win total was second-most in franchise history behind the 2008 team (97).