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Jake Peavy out for three days after cutting his finger with a fishing knife

Mar 2, 2014, 4:52 PM EDT

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Red Sox starter Jake Peavy cut his left index finger with a fishing knife. As a result, he’ll be idle three days and won’t pitch tomorrow as previously scheduled. Brandon Workman will take his place.

Peavy dealt with a finger problem on his other hand — tendonitis in his right ring finger — a few weeks ago. Thankfully, neither injury was season-threatening, so Peavy should be good to go soon and will contribute out of the back end of the Red Sox rotation throughout the 2014 season. The right-hander posted a 4.04 ERA in 64 2/3 innings after coming to Boston from the White Sox in a three-team trade last July.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 2, 2014 at 4:59 PM


    Buy fish. It’s not even that expensive for regular people.

  2. therooneyskilledwebster - Mar 2, 2014 at 5:29 PM

    Deadspin has footage. Scary stuff.

    • tfbuckfutter - Mar 2, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      Anyone else got a weird boner right now?

  3. westcoastredbird - Mar 2, 2014 at 5:40 PM

    Dude must of been watching the Mike Matheny You Tube video. Stoic Mike sliced himself pretty good.

  4. Jack Marshall - Mar 2, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Any pitcher who does this kind of thing should be fined. His pitching hand shouldn’t be anywhere nearknives. He should be eating with a spoon, and wearing an oven mitt, like George Costanza.

    Workman’s getting that slot sooner or later. Peavy needs to be watch his back and his ass, as well as his hands.

    • ltzep75 - Mar 2, 2014 at 6:35 PM

      Non-pitching hand. Article says left index finger.

    • hammyofdoom - Mar 2, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      You know, I heard that he was also seen slicing bagels AND chopping onions that same day! Doggone it Peavy, ever the reckless one!

  5. unclemosesgreen - Mar 2, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    That’ll teach him to play knife games with Mike Carp.

  6. rje49 - Mar 2, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Didn’t I say it last time a pitcher cut himself? Ball players, especially pitchers, shouldn’t be allowed to play with knives!

  7. campcouch - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM

    that’s how you get a week off from work! smart move.

  8. cmtill14 - Mar 2, 2014 at 8:59 PM

    That’s why we can’t have nice things.

  9. illuminancer - Mar 2, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    How positively Affledtian.

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