Jake Peavy SP SF 3 days ago

Peavy (back) is scheduled to throw 50 pitches in his rehab start Friday, and may only need two or three starts before rejoining the big league team, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Peavy is slated to be re-evaluated following his first rehab appearance Friday, but if all goes according to plan he'll pitch again Wednesday and then could return to the majors shortly after that. Barring a setback, the righty seems to be on track for a late-May or early-June return.

Jake Peavy SP SF 3 days ago

Peavy (back) will begin his rehab assignment Friday at Single-A San Jose, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

Gutierrez noted that Peavy will be re-evaluated following his outing to determine the next step of his assignment. Given that he has thrown multiple bullpen sessions with no setbacks, he could be back with the Giants by the end of May if he progresses well through his rehab assignment.

Jake Peavy SP SF 4 days ago

Peavy (back) looked fine after a bullpen session Tuesday, and the Giants are looking for him to pitch in a rehab game in San Jose on Friday, depending on how his back and hip feel, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

With Peavy emerging from the bullpen session without any noticeable issues, the next step in his recovery process will be his rehab start. If that goes well, Peavy could be well on his way to returning on schedule at the end of May.

Jake Peavy SP SF 2 weeks ago

Peavy (back) threw 50 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday and is slated to throw another bullpen session Thursday, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

The next step in Peavy's recovery will facing live batters in extended spring training. He threw his first bullpen Friday since landing on the DL and has not reported any setbacks. If all goes well at extended spring training, the next step for Peavy will be a rehab assignment.

Jake Peavy SP SF 2 weeks ago

Peavy (back) will work at the team's spring training facility to rehab while the team is on the road and hopes to face hitters in a simulated game, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports.

He threw 40 pitches off the mound Friday and felt good then and Saturday during his recovery day. While Peavy is not yet ready for a rehab assignment, he seems to be making solid progress lately and could still rejoin the Giants' rotation in late-May/early-June.

Jake Peavy SP SF 3 weeks ago

Peavy (back) will throw a bullpen session Friday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Peavy resumed throwing off a mound Saturday for the first time since landing on the disabled list, and it appears he may be nearing a rehab assignment. The team will monitor how he feels after the bullpen session and then reach a decision on the next step afterward.

Jake Peavy SP SF 3 weeks ago

Peavy (back) threw off a mound Saturday for the first time since landing on the DL, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The session consisted of 20-25 fastballs at about 70-80 percent, and Peavy reported improvement with his condition afterward. Peavy had been limited to long toss after an MRI revealed a muscle strain and continued issues with the SI joint in his lower back in mid-April. It will be hard to know exactly where Peavy stands until he's throwing at maximum effort.

Jake Peavy SP SF 1 month ago

Peavy (back) played catch Thursday for a second straight day, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Peavy's ability to play catch on back-to-back days would seem to suggest he's close to moving it in for a flat-ground session, but the Giants reportedly plan to "slow play" it with him. Ryan Vogelsong will slot into the rotation in his place for now. An MRI last weekend showed a muscle strain as well as continued issues with the SI joint in Peavy's lower back.

Jake Peavy SP SF 1 month ago

Peavy underwent an MRI on Saturday, which revealed a muscle strain and continued issues with the SI joint in his lower back, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

The back issues forced Peavy onto the DL on Saturday, but it sounds like he will avoid surgery, with rest and rehab prescribed for now. Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit each tossed two innings in relief of Peavy on Friday, but Vogelsong seems like the most logical choice to fill Peavy's spot in the rotation.

Jake Peavy SP SF 1 month ago

Peavy (back) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Peavy was scratched from his first scheduled start of the year due to back stiffness and that stiffness returned Friday, forcing the right-hander off the mound after just 3.2 innings. The Giants have not provided a timetable for Peavy's return, but May 2 would be the earliest possible date for his activation. Catcher Andrew Susac was recalled to take his spot on the roster.