Jake Peavy Slowed By Rotator Cuff Tendinitis; Will Miss First Few Starts

Last July, White Sox starter Jake Peavy had to go under the knife to repair a lat muscle that had detached in his shoulder. It was a unique procedure, but Peavy came to camp this spring looking to grab a rotation slot, and he seemed to be doing just that until he came up with a bit of rotator cuff tendinitis.

Now, Peavy is scheduled to meet with his surgeon - Dr. Anthony Romeo - on Wednesday. The good news is that Peavy has had an MRI on his shoulder that showed no damage at the surgical site. It doesn't appear that Peavy is dealing with a serious injury, here. Romeo believes that Peavy was simply putting a little too much stress on his shoulder a little too soon in camp, and is now feeling discomfort as a result.

Ozzie Guillen projects that Peavy will miss his first three or four starts of the year as he recovers. Peavy did play a very simple and limited game of catch Tuesday morning. Once he comes back, Romeo cautions not to expect him to be at 100% right away, as he'll have to start with a modest pitch count and see how his body responds before ramping things up.

Philip Humber stands to slide into the rotation to take Peavy's place for as long as he's sidelined.

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