The Return of Jake Peavy: Will It Last?

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Jake Peavy is back, at least for a little while. The 2007 NL Cy-Young award-winner lasted six innings against the LA Angels Wednesday night, giving up seven hits and four runs while striking out four in his first start since detaching his latissimus dorsi muscle last July against the Angels. It’s been a difficult road  for Peavy, however. He’s overcome multiple setbacks before returning to the rotation, and there’s the possibility he will encounter more as the season continues.

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Jake Peavy heads to DL, Big Blow to White Sox Hopes?

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Prior to tonight’s rain-delayed game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder and recalled right-hander Jeff Marquez from Class AAA Charlotte.

Ouch! Anything “detached” sounds like trouble, big trouble. And I have no clue what a latissimus dorsi is, but I’m assuming it’s the muscle you work when you do “lat pull-downs” at the gym.

We’re hearing 15 day DL now, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Peavy gets shut down for the whole year at a later date, like last season.

By Paul M. Banks

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