Peavy Returns Wednesday for White Sox


Jake Peavy is back and ready to go for the White Sox.  The Cy Young winner will take the mound tonight as the Sox face off against their cross-town rival, the Cubs.

Peavy was injured during a contest June 5th against the Detroit Tigers.  He strained his groin and was only able to last 4 rocky innings in which he allowed 6 runs.

The right hander only required a single rehab start before being recalled by Chicago.  In that appearance for the White Sox Triple-A affiliate, Peavy struck out 9 over 6 innings of work.

The 30 year old couldn’t be happier to be back with the big club, and is especially giddy over having a crack at the Cubbies.

"“I’m excited. Obviously pitching in this series is always fun, but getting back out there for me is the most important thing. I hate to go on the DL, but you’re going to do what you’re told to do,” Peavy said. “I had a nice effort down [in Charlotte] and I look forward to [Wednesday] night to hopefully have a chance to win the series.”"

In his three seasons with the White Sox, Peavy has been on the disabled list three times now.  He’s hoping he can get back to being the durable pitcher he was from 2003-2008 when he was able to average nearly 194 innings per season.

"“I certainly feel that I should have no problem with my groin and my arm feels as good as it’s felt in quite a while. At the end of the day, maybe this might be a blessing in disguise to try to give my arm a little break after all we’ve asked it to do,” Peavy detailed. “Hopefully, this is the last time we talk about injuries, and I hope to pitch the remaining 3 1/2 months of the season to help this team win.”"

To make room on their roster for Peavy, the White Sox optioned pitcher Lucas Harrell to Triple-A.