The best news from the Sox off-day was that Jake Peavy’s first start since early June was successful.
Despite the long layoff, he pitched three scoreless innings (43 pitches) and struck out five for AAA Charlotte against Pawtucket as he rehabs from a strained tendon in his right ankle. He was throwing 91-92 mph.
Peavy’s next start is scheduled for Tuesday night at Durham where he expects to throw up to 60 pitches.
The goal is for Peavy to join the Sox rotation in late August, early September. My hope is that his Pale Hose debut will be August 28 against the Yanks at Yankee Stadium.
Getz to DL
In the “not so good” news department, Chris Getz was put on the disabled list with an oblique muscle injury. Chris has hit .333 in his last 33 games.
Brent Lillibridge was called up from Charlotte to replace Chris on the roster, but Jayson Nix will likely get most of the playing time at second.