It was what everyone suspected as soon as Jake Peavy walked off the mound with his right arm barely moving in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels. Jake Peavy is gone for the season.
Friday, it became official as Peavy said he will have surgery on his detached right shoulder muscle (latissimus dorsi) on Wednesday. He hopes to be throwing by spring training early next year.
Doctors told Peavy the procedure must be done, but his career is not in jeopardy.
Cliff Lee was the dream scenario, but with the White Sox having limited prospects (Daniel Hudson, Jordan Danks, and perhaps Gordon Beckham) they'd be willing to give up to rent Lee for half a season and Lee reportedly just being traded to the Rangers, the Sox will have to look in house for support.
Daniel Hudson will be the first, and essentially the only viable option without making a trade. Hudson will most likely start Sunday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
The 23-year-old Hudson was 11-4 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.20 WHIP, striking out 108 and walking 31 in 93.1 innings pitched in Triple-A Charlotte.