Breaking News: Jake Peavy Leaves Game With Arm Injury, UPDATE on the DL

Joe SlowikCorrespondent IJuly 7, 2010

CHICAGO - JUNE 25: Starting pitcher Jake Peavy #44 of the Chicago White Sox delivers the ball against the Chicago Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field on June 25, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Cubs 6-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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White Sox starter Jake Peavy was pulled from the game during the second inning with an apparent arm injury.

After throwing a pitch, Peavy wandered off the mound and appeared to be shaking his right arm. He was replaced by Tony Pena.

I'm not going to speculate on what the injury actually is (other than that it appeared to be in the lower arm area) or the severity of it, but this could be a major blow for the White Sox. Peavy has been their hottest starter of late, posting a 1.75 ERA in the month of June.

If Jake has to go on the DL, he will most likely be replaced by Daniel Hudson, who has an 3.47 ERA and an 11-4 record in Charlotte.

UPDATE

The Sox are reporting that Peavy has a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle, which is actually in the upper back area. This information comes from the WCIU broadcast of the game.

UPDATE #2

According to ESPN, Jake Peavy has been placed on the DL with a detached latissimus dorsi. He is likely out until September. The Sox have called up Jeff Marquez, who is 7-4 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP in Charlotte.

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