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Peavy throws to live hitters

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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Jake Peavy threw off a mound to live hitters Monday, another early but good step for the White Sox pitcher who is trying to come back from surgery.
With general manager Ken Williams, manager Ozzie Guillen and pitching coach Don Cooper among those watching the former Cy Young winner, Peavy said he threw his 40 pitches at about 75 percent, which is normal for pitchers this time of the spring. He even mixed in a few breaking balls and said he felt normal.
"It was another step in the right direction I think,'' Peavy said.
"I was putting a little bit more on the ball than I have the past times off the mound...Today, all in all, was a good day.''
Peavy will throw again on Wednesday. He had surgery to re-attach a torn lat muscle below his right shoulder in July and has progressed well through his off-season throwing program. He is slated to pitch in a Cactus League game March 4.
"I threw fastball, changeup. But like I said, putting more on the ball today than I had than in previous times off the mound, so obviously a nice climb today,'' Peavy said. "And we did that without any kind of pain or any setback. I was no different than any other guy. So tomorrow will kind of be a measuring stick to see where we're at, how the lat and the rest of the shoulder bounces back. I expect there to be soreness, but everybody in camp's going to be sore. I just hope it's the right kind of soreness and we don't have any setbacks.''

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