Jake Peavy activated off DL, leads White Sox past Braves

Chicago White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy has been activated off of the 15-day disabled list.

According to the Chicago Tribune , Peavy was activated July 19 after a rib fracture forced the pitcher onto the disabled list.

Peavy hasn’t pitched since June 6, and with only 11 starts this season, the White Sox pitcher is currently holding a 4.30 ERA and 66 strikeouts. Rumors have even swirled that Peavy could be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

Despite the trade rumors, Peavy has remained optimistic about his recovery and is ready to return to the field. In a statement to the Associated Press Peavy said, “I can’t tell you how excited I feel.” He added, “I feel like a little kid getting turned back loose on the playground after having a couple of broken legs or something.”

Shortly after being activated off of the disabled list, Peavy was announced as the July 20 starter against the Atlanta Braves. In his return, Peavy threw 6.0 innings with 3 strikeouts in a dominating win over the Braves 10-6.

It is unknown whether or not Peavy will be dealt by the non-waiver deadline.  However, his appearance off of the disabled list should give him the opportunity to impress suitors in the coming weeks.

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