Peavy has tendonitis, working toward three-quarter arm slot

Peavy has tendonitis, working toward three-quarter arm slot
February 19, 2014, 1:00 am
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There's no need to be worried about Jake Peavy's health heading into spring training.

Peavy had his hand wrapped up to start camp, making some believe something serious was up, but it turns out it wasn't much.

Peavy got checked out by a hand specialist and got some good news.

"Things checked out well. Just some tendonitis," Peavy said on CSNNE's The Baseball Show. "We worked through it, got to play catch today, long toss. On the mound [Thursday], so I'm excited."

When he does go on the mound, he'll be working on his three-quarter arm slot release, the way he used to throw it earlier in his career.

"I want to get back to the guy I was when we played together way back when," Peavy told Lou Merloni. "I want to get back to the guy that I was early in my career. I want to be able to do the same things with the baseball. Certainly velocity can change as you get older, but your arm angle mechanics can stay the same.

"I had a traumatic surgery that I didn't even know if I would come back and play baseball again. So to come back from that, have a few years under my belt where I feel like I can go back to that low three-quarter arm slot. Something we're going to work on and be a whole lot more comfortable with going forward. Great mentor when Pedro's around because he was the same arm slot."