Word on the Street: Peavy won't be ready by April

Word on the Street: Peavy won't be ready by April

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010
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April return not expected for Peavy

Chicago general manager Ken Williams says pitcher Jake Peavy is ahead of schedule in his rehab, but the White Sox are not counting on the right-hander to be ready by Opening Day or even the first month.

Peavy suffered a detached latissimus dorsi muscle near his right shoulder in early July.

"He's well ahead of schedule," Williams said Tuesday, "but I don't want to count eggs before they're hatched," (MLB.com).
Sandberg disappointed with Cubs

Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg questioned Tuesday whether the Cubs did their due diligence before rejecting him for their managerial opening.

"Well, you know what, obviously there was disappointment at the end," Sandberg told "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on WMVP-AM 1000, when asked about losing out to Mike Quade. "As I look back and see everybody involved in the interview process, I think the most games that anybody saw me manage was 4-5 games, by everybody that I talked to.

"Based on that, I don't know how I would get hired for a job if nobody saw me doing my job elsewhere. That was kind of a disappointing part of the whole thing. But now that I see it, it's very obvious with the process and the final choice."y can do that, they'll shed 10 million from the payroll, (ChicagoBreakingSports).
Northwestern's 'L' ride to Wrigley scrapped
One of the things that was to be most charming about the Wrigleyville Classic between Northwestern and Illinois on Saturday was the Wildcats' ride to Wrigley Field on the CTA. They were supposed to dress in Evanston and then ride a special L train, getting off at the Addison stop and then coming into the ballpark through the "Wildcat Way" that's going to be set up on Sheffield Avenue, entering through the right-field "knothole" directly onto the field through the east end zone.

Sounds great, right? Unfortunately, it's not going to happen. Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was quoted as saying:" "Some logistics did not get ironed out in time. We're going to take the bus. We'll stick with our normal routine," (The Deep Dish).

Marlins interested in A.J. Pierzynski

According to a report out of south Florida, it seems A.J. Pierzynski may be thinking of following in LeBron James' footsteps.

There is mutual interest between the Marlins and free agent catcher A.J. Pierzynski, 33, but he might be too expensive for Florida. He made 6.75 million in 2010 with the Chicago White Sox.

Now, what is keeping this deal from being possible at the moment is that, as it said above, the Marlins can't really afford Pierzynski right now. That being said, the team is supposedly looking to trade Dan Uggla this winter, and if they can do that, they'll shed 10 million from the payroll, (Foul Balls).
Hester named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Devin Hesters 100 yards on two kickoff returns and 47 yards on two punt returns gave the Bears a decisive edge in field position during the win over Minnesota and also earned Hester the honor of NFC special teams player of the week for the eighth time in his already storied career as a kick returner, (CSNChicago.com's John Mullin).

Avisail Garcia moves up in final days of All-Star Game voting

Avisail Garcia moves up in final days of All-Star Game voting

Major League Baseball released the latest American League All-Star voting update Tuesday and Avisail Garcia has jumped back into fifth place among outfielders.

The White Sox right fielder jumped past Boston's Mookie Betts since the last returns were announced on June 13.

Since then Garcia has slashed .319/.447/.819 with a homer, 5 RBIs and three doubles in 12 games.

Aaron Judge, Mike Trout and George Springer remain the top vote-getters in the outfield, though Trout won't play in the Midsumemr Classic because of a thumb injury.

On the year Garcia is batting .331 with a .904 OPS, 11 homers and 51 RBIs; the RBIs are the same number Garcia had all of last year.

Garcia is the only White sox player among the top AL vote-getters at any position.

Voting ends June 30.

Derek Holland not satisfied despite strong outing in White Sox loss

Derek Holland not satisfied despite strong outing in White Sox loss

Derek Holland turned in one of his best starts of the season on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, the White Sox had nothing to show for it after a 5-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon.

In six innings, Holland allowed four hits, one earned run, and two walks while recording six strikeouts. He was charged with his only run in the seventh, when he allowed a single to Yonder Alonso, who came around to score after Holland had been pulled from the game.

Despite his confidence in the bullpen, which has been one of the White Sox biggest strengths this season, Holland would like to see himself go deeper into the games.

“I should be getting into the 7th and not having 110 pitches,” Holland said. “The bullpen's done a great job of picking us up in the seventh, eighth and ninth. The starters, and really pointing more to myself, we need to...I need to go out there and go longer."

Entering Sunday, three of Holland’s last four starts had been the worst outings of the season – allowing 22 earned runs over those four games. Despite the team’s 5-3 loss, Holland felt his outing was a step in the right direction.

“I felt good about everything out there,” Holland said. “(Omar Narvaez) and I were right on the same page. There were just a couple of things that got away from us. Just one of those things. Defense made the plays for us when they needed to, unfortunately we just didn't come out on top."

Manager Rick Renteria also had high praise for the 30-year-old southpaw, who bounced back from one of his shortest outings of the season.

“I thought Holland, hopefully what's not lost is Holland's outing today was really, really good,” Renteria said. “He kept us in the ballgame. They've got some kids that can swing the bat. They were putting things together. All we were trying to do at the end was minimize any damage they could produce. We weren't able to.”