When the Chicago White Sox acquired starter Jake Peavy from the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline, they hoped that he would eventually be healthy enough to contribute this season. But so far, Peavy can’t stay healthy.
Still waiting to make his first start for the Chicago White Sox, Peavy left his minor league rehab outing after only 3 1-3 innings and 68 pitches Saturday night because he felt tightness in his pitching elbow.
The right-hander, acquired from San Diego at the July 31 trade deadline, was hit on that elbow by a line drive in his previous start for Triple-A Charlotte. Chicago manager Ozzie Guillen says Peavy will join the White Sox by Monday in Minnesota, where he is expected to get X-rays and be evaluated by the club's medical staff.
Chicago was set to complete a series at Yankee Stadium on Sunday before opening a three-game set against the Twins on Monday night.
The White Sox are currently six games back of the Detroit Tigers in the AL Central, have lost three in a row and are just 2-10 in their last 10 games. As they continue to fall deeper and deeper out of contention, oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL have made Chicago a 45/1 long shot to win the 2009 World Series and 25/1 to win the AL Pennant.
Posted: 8/30/09 8:10PM ET