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White Sox Thu Mar 10 2011

Peavy's Remarkable Comeback Stays on Track

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Jake Peavy / Tribune photo: Phil Velasquez

We here at Tailgate have a general policy of ignoring the details of whatever's going on at spring training -- unless your Cy Young candidate blows out his elbow or breaks a rib -- but it's undeniably encouraging to see Jake Peavy throwing well for the White Sox.

Yesterday in Scottsdale, eight months after a freakish, career-threatening injury, the 29-year-old right-hander looked good in his second start of the spring, throwing 49 pitches in 3 2/3 innings against the Giants.

With less than three weeks left in Arizona, Peavy is on track to open the season as Ozzie Guillen's No. 5 starter -- and if you're trying to wrap your brain around the magnitude of that achievement, ESPN.com and MLB.com both had lengthy pieces this week on his uncommon injury and arduous recovery. Highly recommended.

 
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