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Jake Peavy has a fractured rib and is out 4-6 weeks

Jun 5, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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As first relayed by beat writer Mark D. Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune, an MRI taken Wednesday on Jake Peavy‘s sore left rib cage revealed a non-displaced fracture and the veteran right-hander is going to be sidelined for at least the next 4-6 weeks.

Peavy felt sharp pain in his left side just 2 1/3 innings into his start on Tuesday night against the Mariners. He surrendered six earned runs on seven hits before exiting, raising his season ERA from 3.62 to 4.30.

Hector Santiago is likely to be moved back into Chicago’s starting rotation on Sunday afternoon to face the A’s. He has spent the past couple of weeks serving as a long reliever.

  1. 13arod - Jun 5, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    he is on my fanasty team 😦

  2. manchestermiracle - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:07 PM

    I’ve never heard of a pitcher cracking a rib while pitching. Anybody ever heard of this happening before? A plunked batter rushing the mound maybe, but from throwing the ball? Blown out tendons, dislocated elbows, even broken arms, but never a rib. Ouch.

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