Peavy Encouraged After Throwing Bullpen Session

March 5, 2014 5:35 PM
Peavy Encouraged After Throwing Bullpen Session
" BOSTON (CBS) – Jake Peavy was back on the mound on Wednesday, just days after he cut the index finger on his left hand while fishing with his sons.

Peavy threw 40 pitches in a bullpen session at the Red Sox spring training complex in Fort Myers, Florida, and was happy to toe the rubber again.

“To be able to go on the mound and get some good work in was crucial,” Peavy told reporters after the session.

Peavy was scratched from his first start of the spring on Monday following the accident, which occurred when he went fishing with his two young boys over the weekend. He had to have the wound cleaned out and stitched up, and is having the dressing examined daily.

The former Cy Young winner threw long-toss on Tuesday, but did not wear a glove on his non-throwing hand for fear that any perspiration could cause an infection. Peavy was back to wearing a glove on Wednesday, but did not catch any throws back to the mound.

“The biggest thing is figuring out how to make sure the wound doesn’t come open,” he said "

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