The Jake Peavy saga continued Sunday, and this time the White Sox' injury-prone starting pitcher took a turn for the worse.
According to reports out of the Sox' training complex in Glendale, Ariz., Peavy has been shut down after experiencing discomfort in his throwing (right) shoulder.
On Saturday, Peavy shook off a lingering stomach virus and made his Cactus League start against the Oakland A's, throwing 5 2/3 innings and allowing 3 runs on 7 hits.
Peavy threw 83 pitches, a spring high.
On Sunday, he talked to team doctors about a condition that reportedly sounds like rotator cuff tendinitis.
When asked if Peavy is going to be on the White Sox’ 25-man roster when the regular season opens at Cleveland on April 1, manager Ozzie Guillen did not sound too encouraging.
“He will be in Cleveland on Opening Day, but I don't know if he's going to be on the roster," Ozzie told reporters. “I know for a fact he wants to be on the team, but we have to make sure when he's on the team, he's on the team for good."
Peavy, who had been making a remarkable comeback from surgery to repair a detached lat muscle, has reportedly been placed on anti-inflammatory medication.
Peavy told reporters he started feeling shoulder discomfort after making his first spring start on March 4.
"It's kind of been coming since that first time," he said. “It has been getting a little more uncomfortable as I keep going. We want to not let it mount into some bigger issue than it is. But at the same time, I'm thinking it's just part of getting back into the routine. I threw for an awfully long time without any setbacks.
"Once you start going close to game speed like I have, things can pop up," Peavy added. "You're asking your body to do exactly what you're going to do in the regular season. It obviously has caused a little bit of discomfort. It's a small step back, and we'll re-evaluate the situation in the next couple of days to see where we go from there."