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If standings dictate, Peavy could be shut down

If standings dictate, Peavy could be shut down

If standings dictate, Peavy could be shut down
DETROIT -- Jake Peavy hasn't thrown a side bullpen session in a couple of months, saving everything he can to get ready for each start just one year removed from unprecedented surgery.

Those ongoing issues for the right-hander could lead the White Sox to shut him down if they fall out of contention.

"Coming from me, when you hear a guy is tired, fatigued, well, if I know we're not going anywhere, then I will try to get him out of the rotation," White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. "If we're in, we need him. We need him to go out and perform."

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"I'm excited to pitch. I want to continue to pitch," Peavy said. "I feel like I'm working through things. I know there has been some talk about wanting to shut me down, but at the same time, we are in the middle of a pennant race and I want to help."

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