CHICAGO -- White Sox starter Jake Peavy made another rehab appearance on Friday, pitching 5 2/3 strong innings for Triple-A Charlotte. Peavy allowed seven hits and three runs, but struck out eight batters while throwing 85 pitches, 62 for strikes.
"I gave up a few runs, a two-run homer late, but I made a lot of good pitches," said Peavy. "I couldn't feel any better stuff-wise. I thought I was much better than I've been in the past. I feel better than I have in quite some time."
So what's next?
"Hopefully, I have one or two more [starts] before I come back," said Peavy. "I'd like to go in five days, and I expect my body to respond. But I think Charlotte is off Wednesday, so I'm not sure. I'll just take it in stride. Maybe they'll send me to [Double-A] Birmingham. We'll see."
In the meantime, Peavy will rejoin the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
Peavy has had more than baseball on his mind this week. The Alabama native has watched the news with anguish as storms ravaged the southern state.
"All my family members are alive and well," said Peavy. "But it's been a rough go for the people in my home state. We're doing some things to help with the Red Cross."