Jake Peavy Has Another Setback in Rehab

By evanhill

Did you already purchase your tickets to the April 29th White Sox/Orioles matchup in hopes of seeing Jake Peavy’s 2011 debut? Uh, yeah. Hold that thought. In a development that surprised hardly anyone, Jake Peavy has had yet another setback on his road to recovery from July 2010 surgery.

Making what was supposed to be his second to last rehab start last night, Peavy planned to throw about 90 pitches. The former ace lasted just 15 before exiting the game with shoulder discomfort. The 15 pitches were enough for him to give up three earned runs, due mainly to lack of velocity and poor location of his pitches.

This is bad news for the White Sox, who say they’ll have Peavy evaluated today for further news on the injury. Hopefully it’s just a minor setback and Peavy can join the rotation sometime in May. More likely, we’re looking at a long process that will keep the 29-year-old out until after the All-Star break.

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