Sox’ Jake Peavy says he’ll be ready to pitch Wednesday
BY DARYL VAN SCHOUWEN email@example.com May 6, 2013 10:16PM
SOX AT METS
The facts: 6:10 p.m., CSN+, 670-AM, 97.5-FM.
The starters: Hector Santiago (1-1, 2.29 ERA) vs. Matt Harvey (4-0, 1.56).
THE REST OF THE SERIES
Wednesday: 6:10 p.m., Ch. 26, 670-AM, 97.5-FM. Jake Peavy (3-1, 3.38) vs. Jeremy Hefner (0-3, 4.34).
Updated: June 8, 2013 6:29AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy on Monday declared himself fit to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets, a relief for a team that has been through the wringer with injuries.
Manager Robin Ventura and Peavy had talked Sunday about a stint on the disabled list, so the fact Peavy passed a test during a bullpen session Monday was a rare morsel of good news for the Sox.
Peavy praised the Sox’ training staff for getting him ready. He missed one start with a sore back.
‘‘[On Sunday] I was able to throw for the first time without it grabbing me pretty good,’’ he said. ‘‘The way I felt today, with two more days of treatment, I can’t see why Wednesday night I won’t be on cue.’’
Peavy bounced off the mound after his last couple of throws and jogged off the field. His biggest concern now is having a feel for his pitches after the layoff.
‘‘I just have to play some good catch [Tuesday],’’ he said. ‘‘Feel is the toughest thing to get back.’’
Left fielder Dayan Viciedo, who strained a muscle on his left side
April 18 in Toronto, left to join Class AAA Charlotte for a rehab assignment. Ventura said Viciedo will play the outfield and perhaps designated hitter and will be there four or five days.
‘‘You hope everything is cleared up,’’ Ventura said. ‘‘Those things can last a
No team meeting
Even when the Sox are going bad, Ventura said he doesn’t see the need for full-team meetings.
‘‘There’s no sense talking to a bullpen guy about our defense because it’s not his problem,’’ Ventura said. ‘‘You get the group together you need to talk to, and that’s how you do it.
‘‘What gets me more is just the sloppiness of how it’s being done. It’s cleaning up defensively how we play.’’