Sox rained out in Kansas City, make-up Monday

Sox rained out in Kansas City, make-up Monday

May 3, 2013, 3:00 pm
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KANSAS CITY -- Cold, wet conditions in western Missouri Friday mean White Sox starter Jake Peavy could pitch as early as Monday.

Friday's White Sox-Royals game was postponed and will be played Monday at 1:10 p.m., with Dylan Axelrod slated to start Saturday and Jose Quintana Sunday. Monday was originally an off day, but now it could be Peavy's return to the rotation after missing his scheduled start Thursday with back spasms. 

"I feel better. It's still there, it's just not completely gone but I did make a whole lot of progress in the 24-hour period," Peavy said. " … We continue to treat it, got a massage therapist in here today and got some good work, about to have more work (done), so hopefully continue on this path and get out there the next few days."

The White Sox aren't going to rush Peavy back and risk a more serious injury, pitching coach Don Cooper said. The Sox are already without John Danks, who will make his second minor league rehab start Tuesday in Columbus, and Gavin Floyd, whose season could potentially be over. 

"If he can go, great, if not we'll find somebody else," Cooper said. "If he's not able to go, we're not going to ask somebody to do something that physically they're not up to. We're not going to run any real risks of long-term injury because we're dealing with enough of that stuff right now and we can't mess with one of our top starters, so when he's ready he'll go."

With Dewayne Wise (neck) and Jordan Danks (knee) also suffering from minor injuries, the lack of a game Friday gives them an extra day to heal as well. Still, manager Robin Ventura would've rather seen his team take the field on Friday. 

"We'd rather play. Once you lose an off day, it's kind of one of those -- these don't count as off days," Ventura said. "I think guys would rather play, but in the long run you just keep going. Hopefully guys get healthy."