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Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

Posted on: June 17, 2011 1:52 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2011 4:53 pm
 
By Evan Brunell

PeavyJake Peavy could end up pitching in relief if he is unable to stay healthy, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Peavy has offered to pitch in relief for the White Sox, a notion that pitching coach Don Cooper shot down at the time. However, Cooper seems to have rethought that strategy, although Peavy will continue on his path as a starter as he nears a return to the bigs, perhaps as soon as next week.

‘‘If you can keep him healthy that way, I think you can (use him as a reliever),’’ Cooper said. ‘‘It’s less of a workload.’’

Peavy threw six scoreless innings on Thursday in Triple-A in his minor-league rehab start. He allowed two hits and struck out nine with no walks, indicating he's ready for activation. However, Peavy has constantly been injured over the last few seasons, and if an injury was to derail his year yet again, you could see a shift into the bullpen.

The White Sox went to a six-man rotation when Peavy was originally activated off the disabled list earlier this season. When he returns, they are expected to go back to a six-man rotation, although not for long.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 9:58 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:39 pm
 

Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

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Since: Jan 22, 2010
Posted on: June 17, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

sooooooo true



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: June 17, 2011 3:29 pm
 

Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

Peavy is a china doll.. he needs to hang it up.. i bet the sox wished they would have never traded for this guy

You wish he hangs them up... but he sure won't.  The guy has about 9 million dollars left to collect this season, 17 million for next season and at least a 4 million dollar buyout for the season after that or it's another 22 million that year.  In other words as of right now he has anywhere from 30 to 48 million dollars guaranteed coming to him over the next 3 years.. 30 if he only plays 2 more and 48 if he plays 3 more... would you retire when you are guaranteed to collect every nickel on the disabled list?  Anyway, compared to the Alex Rios contract they picked up that had 60 million left on it 2 seasons ago from the Jays the Peavy contract actually looks good.... at least you could say that IF Peavy can stay healthy he MIGHT do well.... you can't even say that about Rios.... 


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Since: May 28, 2011
Posted on: June 17, 2011 2:18 pm
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Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: June 17, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

Sox should use him as a DH and see if he can hit.  No one else can.  Lose two to the triple A Twins, 5 starters I on the DL.  You guys should be fired!!



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: June 17, 2011 2:10 pm
 

Jake Peavy could end up pitching in relief

That's an expensive arm.  The Sox should let him come out of the pen build up his arm more.  If the rotation starts to break down then insert him.


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