FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jake Peavy got back on a mound Wednesday.
The Boston Red Sox pitcher, who was scratched from Monday’s spring training start against the Baltimore Orioles because of a laceration on his left index finger, threw his first bullpen session since suffering the injury during a fishing knife accident over the weekend. Peavy wore his normal glove during the session, although the right-hander didn’t catch return throws from the catcher.
“It felt all right. Obviously, it was a little difficult getting my hand in there (in the glove),” Peavy said. “But once I got it in, it felt fine. I didn’t catch the ball back. I think that’s going to be the biggest hurdle.”
Peavy said there’s currently no timetable for his return to game action. The veteran pitcher insisted that the injury shouldn’t cause too much of a setback, though, as there are several ways in which he can keep his arm strong before getting into a live game.
Watch Peavy throw in the video above.