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Jake Peavy shut down for the rest of the year

Sep 10, 2011, 3:35 PM EDT

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Via Scott Merkin of, the White Sox announced Saturday that right-hander Jake Peavy will not throw another pitch this season.

Peavy, one year removed from shoulder surgery, acknowledged after an outing late last month that his body felt “run down.” The 30-year-old threw just 101 2/3 innings in 2009 and 107 innings in 2010.

He was up to 111 2/3 innings here in 2011.

The White Sox have not announced a replacement, but Merkin believes they might be leaning toward 26-year-old Dylan Axelrod, who posted a 2.69 ERA and 132/25 K/BB ratio in 150 2/3 frames this year between Double-A Birmingham and Triple-A Charlotte.

Peavy registered a 4.92 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 95/24 K/BB ratio across 19 appearances (18 starts) this season.

  1. jetersusedjersey - Sep 10, 2011 at 3:59 PM

    The year is never complete until Peavy is!

  2. dondada10 - Sep 10, 2011 at 7:26 PM

    I don’t understand how Kenny Williams still has a job. Rios, Peavy, Dunn…he’s struck out more than his fair share since their World Championship team.

    • ftbramwell - Sep 11, 2011 at 5:31 PM

      Dunn was a colossal failure. Of course, he’s always been overrated: can’t hit for average, can’t run, can’t field his position. But, Williams did put together a World Series championship team. No other team in the American League Central (formed in 1994) has ever done that. Williams took some risks that haven’t panned out this year. Every team has some bad contracts — the Giants have Barry Zito, the Yankees have A.J. Burnett, the Red Sox have John Lackey, the White Sox have Adam Dunn. (Peavy and Rios won’t be this bad next year.)

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