GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jake Peavy confirmed a side session off the mound will take place on Sunday, after he ramped up the intensity in playing catch Saturday. There still is no set date for Peavy to get back into game action, although a White Sox fifth starter truly isn't needed until April 10 and 20 due to early April off-days.
"Tomorrow we'll find out where we stand and hopefully progress throughout the week, start making some starts again and build my pitch count back up," said Peavy, who plans to treat Sunday as a normal side session where he throws all of his pitches. "I would think if I get on the mound and everything's good, we'll treat it like you just missed a start.
"I don't think I'm going to jump in and throw 80 pitches again. I think we'll probably back down. I think we'll start and build that process up again. Hopefully sooner than later, but I'm not really sure."
Peavy has not pitched since working 5 2/3 innings against Oakland on March 19 and then feeling discomfort the next day, diagnosed as rotator cuff tendinitis.