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All Peavy, all the time - the latest on the right-hander

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p1_peavy2.jpgMINNEAPOLIS - Ozzie Guillen is out of the "Jake Peavy talk'' business, as the manager indicated on Wednesday that he was tired of discussing the injured right-handed pitcher or a possible timetable for his White Sox debut.
Guillen indicated on Tuesday that if the team continued to slide, he was not opposed to simply shutting Peavy down for the rest of the year and make sure he's ready for 2010. But pitching coach Don Cooper is taking a different approach.
"I'm not of that sort right now, I'm not in that same category,'' Cooper said. "I want to see if we can get him healthy right now so he can go out and pitch. That's where I'm standing right now. I'm not going to shut him down and, 'OK, let's see if he's OK in spring training.' If there's one thing I want to accomplish here, whether or not he's pitching in a game or not, which is yet to be determined. I don't know what he's doing today, so how will I know what he will be five days from now? But before he leaves here we're going to make sure he's healthy.
"Wouldn't that be the smart thing to do? Instead of like let him go home, shut him down, see you later and we'll keep our fingers crossed that everything is OK in spring training? No, we're going to make sure he's OK, that's my goal. And hopefully that leads to games. We're not done yet. Yeah, we're in a terrible spot, we need to win some games, but we're going to play until the last out. We're going to be running our guys out there until the last out. As far as Jake Peavy goes, it's a day-to-day thing and I don't know what's going down the next few days because I'm not sure where we're at today.''
Where they were at was Peavy again tried to play catch before Tuesday's game and couldn't go. The pitcher, acquired from San Diego at the trade deadline, was making his third rehab start for Class AAA Charlotte on Aug. 24 to recover from his ankle injury, and took a comebacker in the pitching elbow. An MRI showed there was no structural damage, but fluid in the elbow has been the issue.
"Right, but that being clear, that's fine,'' Cooper said. "That means there is no structural damage. But he got smoked. And he got smoked in his throwing elbow. I'm sitting here saying to be patient with this. He's telling us he can't throw so he can't throw right now. But when he's ready we're going to try something.''

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