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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, and both had lengthy pieces this week on his uncommon injury and arduous recovery. Highly recommended.

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