Jake Peavy gave up six runs on nine hits in 4.2 innings Wednesday at Triple-A and his rehab assignment for a back injury is going to be longer than the Giants had hoped.
Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com reports that Peavy will likely remain in the minors for at least another 10 days after Giants manager Bruce Bochy admitted that the 34-year-old right-hander is “not quite ready” to come off the disabled list.
Peavy has been on the DL since mid-April and claims to be fully healthy now, but Pavlovic says the Giants want to see better results at Triple-A before putting him back into the rotation.
The Indians have designated outfielder Carlos Gonzalez for assignment. This comes after Gonzalez batted a mere .210/.282/.276 over 117 plate appearances in Cleveland. That came after he had to settle for a minor league contract with the Indians in mid-March.
A few years ago Gonzalez was a superstar, winning three Gold Gloves, two Silver Slugger Awards, making the All-Star team three times and coming in third in the MVP balloting once upon a time. That was then, however. His most recent good season came in 2016, when he hit .298/.350/.505 with 25 homers and drove in 100. In 2017 and 2018 he combined to hit .232/.269/.334. Between his falloff in production and the fact that his big numbers of the past were heavily supported by playing at Coors Field, it should not be shocking that he couldn’t make it work in Cleveland.
If he wants to continue his career, he’ll no doubt have to take a minor league gig someplace. Otherwise, this could be the end of the line.