Fearing the worst, Jake Peavy went in for an MRI this week after exiting his recent rehab start after just 15 pitches. Instead, the right-hander came away with good news: scar tissue was creating the problem in his surgically repaired shoulder.
Now Peavy is aiming to begin throwing again in the middle of next week. That will get him back on track with the rehab program, but he won’t be ready at the end of the month as was originally projected. Instead, the team shouldn’t expect to have him back until the end of May, or possibly later.
Though at this point they don’t necessarily need him–unless he can hit. The White Sox lost their seventh straight game yesterday, thanks in part to an offense that has been struggling mightily at the plate. CFer Alex Rios is hitting just .181 this season, and recent acquisition Adam Dunn was dropped from 3rd to 5th in Ozzie Guillen’s lineup thanks to his poor production as of late.
The Sox hope to snap the streak against the Rays tonight and get back on track in the AL Central.