Jake Peavys foot injury puts him on DL, off the trade market
by Badger of Predictem.com
The San Diego Padres and ace Jake Peavy finally came clean with
everyone on Saturday, when the Padres placed the right-hander on the
15-day disabled list with a strained tendon in his foot.
But dont be fooled by the 15-day window, Peavy will be out past the
All-Star Game July 15th at least, and with setbacks well past the
July 31st trading deadline.
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Peavy, who originally hurt his ankle trying to score in a game back
on May 22nd, has been trying to gut his way through his last few
starts and many observers could tell something was wrong. Putting him
on the DL became a reality when MRIs determined he could do further
damage to it by trying to gut it some more.
He has been officially diagnosed as having a strain of the posterior tibialis, the muscle that starts under the tibia and runs behind the ankle and ends at the
navicular, the main bone in the arch of the foot, was originally
given a best-case scenario of one month recovery time for Peavy. But
even Padres trainer Todd Hutcheson admitted already its looking more
like eight to 12 weeks because of the importance to do the right
thing for Peavys career.
In other words, dont expect the Padres to rush Peavy back just so he
can make a few starts before the July 31st deadline.
Peavy originally never even told the Padres training staff about the
injury, it was the next day after when the pain didnt go away that
Peavy was concerned he hurt his Achilles tendon. Since there was some
tearing in the muscle and tendon Peavy is already in a hard cast for
two weeks, after which time they will re-evaluate and either move to
a walking boot (good progress) or leave it in another hard cast (slow
Talk about karma, Peavy hurt his foot on the same day he officially
rejected the trade offer from the Chicago White Sox. If thats
coincidence, or the baseball gods keeping him in his place Ill let