Sox pitching coach Don Cooper wants Peavy to pitch again before the season is over:
“I want to see if we can get him healthy right now so he can go out and pitch. That’s where I’m standing right now. I’m not going to shut him down and, ‘OK, let’s see if he’s OK in Spring Training.’ If there’s one thing I want to accomplish here, whether or not he’s pitching in a game or not, which is yet to be determined — I don’t know what he’s doing today, so how will I know what he will do five days from now? But before he leaves here, we’re going to make sure he’s healthy. Wouldn’t that be the smart thing to do? Instead of letting him go home, shutting him down, see you later and we’ll keep our fingers crossed that everything is OK in Spring Training?”
Although the MRI showed Peavy to be healthy, Cooper would like to judge him in action even for two or three starts, if possible.
“Right, but that being clear, that’s fine. That means there is no structural damage. But he got smoked. And he got smoked in his throwing elbow. I’m sitting here saying to be patient with this. He’s telling us he can’t throw, so he can’t throw right now. But when he’s ready, we’re going to try something. We’re going to make sure he’s OK, that’s my goal. And hopefully that leads to games. We’re not done yet. Yeah, we’re in a terrible spot, we need to win some games, but we’re going to play until the last out. We’re going to be running our guys out there until the last out. As far as Jake Peavy goes, it’s a day-to-day thing and I don’t know what’s going down the next few days because I’m not sure where we’re at today.”