For the first time since injuring his right ankle six weeks ago, Jake Peavy threw in the bullpen Sunday morning before the White Sox played the New York Yankees.
“Everything went well, but I have long way to go,” Peavy said. “It’s like starting over again in spring training. The biggest thing was everything was pain-free. The ankle was a non-issue.
“I threw about 50 pitches and threw all my pitches, trying to get a feel to
accelerate this thing as fast as we can get back out there. Once again you have
to be smart about it. It was a good day.”
The plan is still getting Peavy to the minor leagues in two weeks and getting the right-hander on the active roster by the end of August.
“I’ve got a feeling he’s going to be out on the field sooner than what we think,” manager Ozzie Guillen said. “I don’t know why, but the thing we’ve got going on right now, I think he sees his teammates, I think he sees the way we work here, how we have fun and in the meanwhile, when the game starts, everything is about the game.
“The good thing about it is it’s not his arm. He can take care of the rest of the things.”