According to Dr. Tony Romeo, who performed the radical surgery to repair Peavy’s detached latissimus muscle at Rush University Medical Center last July 14, don’t expect the right-hander to be on the mound in April.
“I think we know how competitive Jake is and he still wants to be able to play from the beginning of the season,” Romeo said in a phone interview Monday night. “But as I said last year after the surgery, when there is any type of tendon injury around the shoulder, the return is going to be close to one year.”
… “I could see him pitching with the White Sox at the beginning of May.”
If that happens, Peavy would miss his first five starts — with Phil Humber filling his slot — and possibly debut against the Orioles on May 2 at U.S. Cellular Field.
According to Romeo, who is flying to Glendale, Ariz., Tuesday morning to personally examine Peavy, that’s the best-case scenario.