It’s just the first day of camp, and Kenny said he expects a “blip” with Jake Peavy’s comeback this spring.
But it’s sounding more and more like Peavy could be ready to go on April 10, when the White Sox first need a fifth starter.
UPDATE: Merkin @ CWS:
Peavy wants to be looked at as a starting pitcher building for the regular season and not a talented hurler answering questions as he comes back from a serious and rare injury. That sentiment has been texted throughout the offseason by Peavy to general manager Ken Williams, with Peavy sharing nothing but a positive outlook on his comeback.
“He really has been kind of annoying and he’s gung-ho,” said Williams with a laugh. “Put it this way, if you are sending the Marines into battle, this is the guy you want giving the speech to get you riled up.
“It’s our job to make sure that competitive nature doesn’t get the best of him, get him to the point where he’s doing something more premature than he should. We will watch him closely and be very cautious dealing with him as I explained to him today.
“Whenever he gets out there, we want him at 100 percent,” Williams said. “We don’t want him to start at 80 percent and then stay at 80 percent because he hasn’t given himself that extra three weeks or month.”
UPDATE #2: Peavy says:
“But I’m going to listen to my body and at the same time push it as hard as I can push it,” more Peavy.