Peavy (fractured rib) out 4-6 weeks
Another day, another round of bad news for the White Sox.
During Wednesday’s game at Seattle, the Sox announced 32-year-old starting pitcher Jake Peavy is headed for the disabled list and will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced rib fracture on his left side.
Peavy had an MRI in Seattle earlier Wednesday, a day after he had to make an early exit against the Mariners.
Peavy lasted just 2.1 innings at Safeco Field Tuesday night. Pitching in obvious discomfort, the right-hander gave up 6 runs on 7 hits.
In his last two starts, Peavy lacked the usual zip on his fastball while allowing 12 runs on 15 hits in 6.1 innings.
Look for Hector Santiago to come back out of the bullpen and replace Peavy in the bullpen.
If the reeling White Sox want Santiago to remain a reliever, they could call up minor-leaguer Erik Johnson, who was impressive in spring training.
Johnson, a second-round draft pick (No. 80 overall) in 2011, is 5-2 with a 2.26 ERA in 11 starts with Class AA Birmingham.