Jake Peavy Returning To Rotation On Wednesday

After an uncertain offseason and experimental surgery, Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy seemed to have more than his share of setbacks trying to return to the rotation. After several rehab starts and bullpen sessions, though, Peavy appears ready to rejoin the roster. From Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune:

Oz confirms Peavy to start Wednesday

Peavy represents a tender-armed cavalry for the fading White Sox, who have one of the worst records in baseball at 14-22. The right-hander has made five rehab starts, giving up 13 runs in 23 innings with 21 strikeouts between Double-A and Triple-A

There is no corresponding move to the rotation yet, though, as Philip Humber, who was Peavy's replacement, is having the best season of any White Sox starter. As Daryl Van Schouwen of the Sun Times puts it:

Humber has essentially forced Sox to try some sort of 6-man rotation

It's better to have too many starting pitchers, of course, and without an obvious scapegoat in the Chicago rotation -- only Edwin Jackson has an ERA+ below the league average -- it looks like it will be a six-man rotation for Chicago until someone decides to hand their job back.

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