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Peavy's 'tired arm' pushed him out of Thursday start

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peavy_napkin_nights2.jpgPITTSBURGH - Mark Buehrle can still work on that home run trot, but it won't be coming on Friday against Washington Nationals phenom Stephen Strasburg.
Following the 7-2 win over Pittsburgh on Wednesday, manager Ozzie Guillen announced that a "tired arm'' has pushed Jake Peavy out of his scheduled start in the Pirates finale tonight, meaning Buehrle will be called into action.
That's unfortunate for Buehrle, who hit his first-career home run last year in Milwaukee, and joked about how much he was looking forward to stand in there against the 100-mph fastball of Strasburg.
As for Peavy, he brought up a "tired arm'' a few weeks ago, and the thought was that by changing his routine it was behind him. Obviously, that's not the case, as he might be pushed back all the way to Saturday if Guillen and the training staff don't like what they hear from him before the Pittsburgh game tonight.
"We don't know, TBA,'' Guillen said. "We're going to give [Peavy] a couple more days. He has a couple more days off. His arm is a little tired, if you can put it that way. They call it a tired arm. Some call it a tired arm, some call it a dead arm. We'll go by ear [Thursday], see how he's doing.''
What that means for Buehrle is that if there is a career homer No. 2 coming, it will have to be against Ross Ohlendorf (1-5, 3.28 ERA).

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