As we progress through the early stages of spring training more and more recognizable names are making their 2014 debuts. Jake Peavy of the Boston Red Sox was slated to take the mound for his first game action on Monday, but that will no longer be the case.
“This was a freak one. And honestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place. He cut himself with a fishing knife. He was at home when it took place, he was trying to cut through something and when it gave way, almost cut through his left index finger,” manager John Farrell told ESPN Boston.
“He’s going to be ‘no-throw’ for three days and then initiate a throwing program off the mound,” Farrell said.
Thankfully, the veteran starting pitcher appears to have avoided serious damage. As ESPN also noted, Peavy injured a finger on his right hand earlier during camp after it was struck by a ball.
It seems each year we hear about a few baseball players suffering injuries from freak accidents. In 2013 there were a couple. St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Marc Rzepczynski was struck near the left eye by a golf ball that ricocheted. Michael Taylor of the Oakland A’s cut a finger on his right hand attempting to throw away gum.
Ater being acquired via a three-team trade last July, Jake Peavy went 4-1 with a 4.04 ERA for the Red Sox in 10 games down the stretch.