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Jake Peavy hopes to be ready for Opening Day

Oct 19, 2010, 5:40 PM EDT

Jake Peavy, Ozzie Guillen, A.J. Pierzynski, Chad Fairchild

Jake Peavy hasn’t resumed throwing yet following July shoulder surgery, but told Scott Merkin of MLB.com that he plans to play some “easy catch” for the first time next month with an eye toward throwing at full strength at some point in December.

His goal is to “not be behind at all when camp starts” next spring, but that’s far from a sure thing:

My goal is to be there and be there from the get-go and pull my weight, and we’ll work as hard as we can to make that a reality. Once the time is right, I believe I will be there. If I do have to miss a start or two at the beginning and can’t start the season with the boys, I can’t believe I would be much behind.

Peavy is owed $16 million in 2011 and $17 million in 2012, with a $22 million option or $4 million buyout for 2013. He posted a 4.16 ERA in 20 starts for the White Sox prior to being shut down with shoulder problems, and the move from the NL and pitcher-friendly Petco Park to the AL and hitter-friendly U.S. Cellular Field made him a relative question mark even before the injury.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Oct 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Dude was just getting really good before he broke his dorsal fin.

    • quintjs - Oct 19, 2010 at 6:46 PM

      he got on that roll against Cleveland, the Cubs, the Nationals, the Cubs again and the Royals.

      They make anyone look good.

      I am still in no way sold Peavy is worth anywhere near that money in the AL.

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