The 29-year-old starter was initially scheduled to throw 90-95 pitches for the [Class AA Birmingham] Barons, but Peavy came out with two outs in the first inning after allowing 3 runs on 4 hits.
Birmingham Barons Player IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA Peavy 0.2 4 3 3 0 0 0 6.23 Axelrod 3.1 3 1 1 0 3 0 2.7
Pitches-strikes: Peavy 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Peavy 1-0.
Batters faced: Peavy 6.
BTW, here’s Will Carroll from last Monday (April 11):
Jake Peavy, White Sox (post-surgical shoulder, 4/30)
Peavy went three innings at AA Birmingham on Friday. It’s one time that “going to Birmingham” didn’t include a visit to Dr. James Andrews for an injured pitcher, but then again, maybe the White Sox might have taken the opportunity for Peavy to visit Dr. Fleisig and check his biomechanics. Instead, Peavy just threw and things appeared to go well. The Sox have a very flexible calendar for Peavy’s return, one that sources tell me is going to be based more on Peavy’s responses than a normal five-day pitching rotation. The three innings of work included 71 pitches, a lack of efficiency that has to be a bit concerning. He’ll throw again later this week and move on from there. If all goes well, he’ll be back in the Sox rotation around the end of the month.
The news this time aren’t so good…
UPDATE: Brent Ballantini tweets that the initial report on Peavy is “left with discomfort” and he will be further evaluated tommorow.
UPDATE #2: The Tribune’s Daniel Pauling reports that Peavy rarely touched 90mph and that the few pitches he threw were up.
UPDATE #3: CSN has the video (0:52).