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On the verge of likely free agency, White Sox starter Jake Peavy looked back on his time on the South Side.
Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy is almost certainly going to be a free agent this offseason. The White Sox hold a $22 million option on the final year of his contract, which they are widely expected to decline (though they will have pay Peavy $4 million if they do so). On the verge of what could be his final start as a member of the White Sox, Peavy reflected on his stint in Chicago, one that was marked by injuries and brilliance on the mound.
"It has been a rollercoaster ride for me," Peavy said. "I got over here hurt, helped out a bit late at the end of 2009 and 2010, began the season behind the eight-ball with a bad arm and then had a pretty major injury (a torn lat muscle) that caused me to miss the rest of 2010. It was a tough few first years, but to come back and be healthy and take the ball every turn like I had before I got here is gratifying."
(via ESPN Chicago)
Heading into tonight's game, Peavy started 69 games in Chicago, compiling an ERA of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.17. In 449.2 innings he struck out 392 batters and walked 112 batters.