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Jake Peavy to undergo season-ending surgery next week

Jul 9, 2010, 9:57 PM EDT

It’s official. Jake Peavy will undergo season-ending surgery next Wednesday in Chicago to repair the
detached latissimus dorsi in his right shoulder, according to Dave van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune.

While Peavy hopes to be ready for the start of spring training next season, he cautioned about the unique nature of his particular injury.

“We hope to be up and throwing by spring training,” Peavy said Friday.
“Obviously, this is uncharted territory because it’s not common. While
(pitchers) have torn lats, they’ve never (had it) completely torn off
the bone with no attachments left. And that’s where we’re at. We’re
hoping, around the start of the season, to be back in action.”

“Nobody has had the surgery in baseball that we know of,” he said. “So I
guess I’m a guinea pig and (we’ll) see how it turns out.”

Yikes. Peavy, 29, will make $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012. The White Sox hold a $22 million club option on Peavy for 2013 or a $4 million buyout. Hopefully it doesn’t become an albatross.

  1. andrewlw - Jul 9, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    This sounds like it could potentially be career ending.

  2. Rippyyforni - Jul 9, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    I wouldn’t say he’s sucking. He’s still better than the vast majority of major league pitchers. Keep in mind that his small frame can only handle so much work. Add that to the fact that the Padres are involved in so many 1 run decision games (they lead the league by a large margin in fact) where the pressure to perform is much greater. Peavy is still their ace, no question about that. But he’s also human. Give him time, and he’ll have more dominant outings.
    Lovefilm Uk

  3. Alex Poterack - Jul 10, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Padres? This isn’t their problem anymore…

  4. Eric Cioe - Jul 10, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    You’d think the White Sox cap would give that away. If not that, the three references to Chicago and the White Sox might do it.

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