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Peavy to start for White Sox on Wednesday

Peavy threw a bullpen session on Monday and declared himself ready to pitch for the White Sox against the New York Mets.

David Banks

White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy says that he is ready to make his next start on Wednesday after throwing a successful bullpen session Monday. Peavy has been out with a sore back since starting on April 26, causing him to miss one start.

The right-hander was originally expected to start Monday, but had that appearance pushed back two days. He said that he felt like he could start Monday, but wants to be pain free for two days before pitching in a game, according to Daryl Van Schouwenn of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Back in July of 2010, Peavy had surgery on his back after suffering a detached latissimus dorsi muscle, causing him to miss the remainder of that season.

Peavy, 31, has been very good for the Padres this season, notching four quality starts in five outings. He currently has a 3.38 ERA and has been posting big strikeout numbers while demonstrating excellent control.

Hector Santiago made a spot start in Peavy's place. He is likely to remain in the rotation with the White Sox losing Gavin Floyd to a muscle tear.

Chris Sale will start for the White Sox on Monday with Peavy being pushed back.