Count Jake Peavy as a major proponent of the White Sox six-man rotation, and his support is not solely about getting that extra day of rest built in coming 11 months after surgery to repair his torn lat muscle.
Peavy’s praise is based within the benefits to be derived from the six White Sox starters in the present, and more importantly, later in the season when the South Siders could be pushing for an American League Central crown.
“You have a few extra days to recover, and I think it’s obviously beneficial,” Peavy said. “You would like to think that it would pay off in the long run. Late in August and September, we would be a little more fresh, because we’ve had a little extra time.
“You have six deserving guys and six competing at the highest level and doing a good job. Now we’ve got some help in that bullpen. Things are shaking out just fine. I hope at the end of the day, it works to our advantage.” …
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