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.