Jake Peavy’s first bullpen since he went on the disabled list, a light-to-medium session, has pitching coach Don Cooper feeling optimistic.
Peavy, who is on the 15-day DL with a fractured left rib, is scheduled to throw again on Friday. Cooper said it isn’t evident with the way Peavy threw that he has missed nearly a month. He also said he’d divulge the team’s plan for Peavy after he throws again.
“The first couple he threw, I said, ‘That's looking good to me right now,’ ” Cooper said. “Jake, with his savvy, with his experience, he could go out and pitch in a game right now. But obviously that's not what we're going to do because he's still recovering from the problem he had. But everything's looking good on that front because he seems to be recovering.”
Cooper said Peavy’s bullpen was thorough in the different aspects the right-hander worked on. Peavy, who is 6-4 with a 4.30 ERA in 11 starts this season, was placed on the DL on June 5.
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“We re-acquainted ourselves with stretch, full windup, located his fastballs everywhere, changeup, threw a couple sliders, threw a couple cutters and threw some curveballs,” Cooper said. “So he threw all of his pitches stretch and full windup and it went well. He'll have a couple days off and we'll do it again.”