Jake Peavy Injury: Updates on Giants Pitcher's Back and Return

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

San Francisco Giants' Jake Peavy in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
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The San Francisco Giants have lost some pitching depth heading into the season's final month, as Jake Peavy has gone on the disabled list. It is unclear when he will

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Latest on Peavy's Recovery 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Peavy received a cortisone shot on Tuesday.

Peavy Lands on 15-Day DL

Saturday, Aug. 27

Per the Giants' official Twitter account, Peavy is suffering from a strained lower back. The team recalled Albert Suarez to start Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves

Peavy's Struggles Continue in Bullpen

After he struggled as a starter, the Giants moved Peavy to the bullpen earlier this month. He hasn't been any better in that role, posting a 6.75 ERA in eight relief appearances, but he was going to get the start on Saturday with Matt Cain still on the disabled list. 

The injuries to San Francisco's starting rotation are just part of the problem for this team in the second half.

Peavy seemed to resurrect his career with the Giants after they acquired him in a trade during the 2014 season. He helped the team win the World Series two years ago and posted a 3.58 ERA in 19 starts last season. 

This year, Peavy's age (35) and mileage on his right arm have caught up with him. The Giants still have a strong trio atop their rotation with Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, but the team has to go deep into the vault just to get through the days when those three aren't on the mound.