The Chicago White Sox have been renowned for keeping pitchers relatively healthy in recent years, including the successful rehabilitation of former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy, who made an incredible comeback after completely tearing his latissimus dorsi tendon completely off the bone in 2010. Unfortunately, that trend does not seem to be continuing in to 2013, with Tommy John surgery looming as a possibility for Gavin Floyd, John Danks still on the DL and Peavy now experiencing problems of his own.
Peavy was scratched from his previous start on May 2 with back spasms and late on Saturday night, Daryl van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times said that Peavy would probably not start on Monday either. The White Sox face AL Central rivals the Kansas City Royals at 2:10 ET on Monday afternoon, with the Sox' starter still undecided.
Although keen to avoid the DL, Peavy admitted he was still experiencing problems even while playing catch:
“It’s still grabbing me pretty good throwing the ball,’’ Peavy said. “I was able to throw but it was still grabbing me. If playing catch is a problem, certainly throwing 100 percent off the mound is going to be.’’
White Sox manager Robin Ventura doesn't yet know who will start on Monday if, as expected, Peavy is unable to go, saying 'anything is possible' when asked about how the rotation would line up. Hector Santiago on three days rest or Chris Sale on four are both being suggested as possibilities, according to van Schouwen. Peavy has already seen a chiropractor and will receive further treatment Sunday. He is still hopeful he will be able to start.
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