Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy was put on anti-inflammatory medications after being shut down Sunday, due to what doctors believe is rotator cuff tendinitis.
Peavy had been going on all cylinders so far this spring, starting four games and pitching 15 1/3 innings, including 5 2/3 innings Saturday against Oakland.
Recovering from surgery to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle under his right shoulder last July, Peavy was told to expect some “bumps in the road.” This appears to be the first bump.
Peavy refused to acknowledge this as a setback, even saying his start scheduled for Thursday is not off the table yet. If he ends up being scratched, he definitely won’t be breaking camp with the team, so an April 15 or May 1 return is more likely.
Unless there is a dramatic turnaround in the next 48 hours, the White Sox will probably start slowing things down with Peavy and you won’t see him for the first few starts of the regular season.