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White Sox Spring Training 2012: Jake Peavy Would Be Open To Closing

Chicago White Sox starter Jake Peavy impressed on Saturday, pitching five scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners during a 5-0 White Sox win in Cactus League action at Camelback Ranch. Still, Peavy's White Sox tenure has been anything but a success, forcing constant speculation about his future with the club. Today, Peavy says he would be open to becoming a reliever in the future.

"If I can't stay healthy for 200 innings, if somebody says something about closing or being a reliever, I can do that, I can be a reliever," the White Sox pitcher said on Saturday. "How do I know that? I can be a reliever because I think I can. That's the bottom line. I can do something because I believe I can do it. If it comes down to that, I'll do it because I love this game.

Peavy is set to earn $17 million this season, making him the highest paid player on the Chicago roster. The team holds a $22 million club option on Peavy next year, with a $4 million buyout.

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