Peavy slashes left index finger with fishing knife

Peavy slashes left index finger with fishing knife
March 2, 2014, 6:00 pm
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- This has not been a good spring training for Jake Peavy's fingers.
     
First, Peavy got hit on his right ring finger, resulting in some inflammation and slowing down his schedule in the first 10 days of camp.
     
The on Saturday, Peavy lacerated his left index finger with a fishing knife in an accident at home. He required stitches to close the wound, which was heavily taped Sunday.
     
Peavy was naturally scratched from a Monday start in Bradenton against the Pirates in what would have been his first game action of the spring.
     
"He's going to be 'no-throw' for three days," said John Farrell. "Then, we can initiate a throwing program, even off the mound. It's his non-throwing hand and we can keep his arm in shape, but he's a scratch for (Monday).
     
"This was a freak one. Honestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place. He cut himself with a fishing life. He was trying to cut through something and when it gave way, it almost cut through his left index finger. He had a procedure today to make sure there's no infection of any kind and to clean it out thoroughly.'
     
Brandon Workman will make Monday's start.
     
Asked how big a setback this would be for Peavy, Farrell was uncertain.
     
"Probably depends on his throwing program," the manager said, "and how fast we can get him back to the mound. We can pad that finger on his glove hand, so it's nowhere near the impact had it been the other hand."