Oct 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy (44) reacts during the fourth inning of game three of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox’ Jake Peavy slices finger with fishing knife


Injuries in Spring Training just keep getting stranger. This time, it is no ingrown extremity, but a result of an innocent promise kept to a son.

It was reported by several sources yesterday that Red Sox’ starter Jake Peavy will miss a couple of days of training after accidentally slicing a finger on his non-pitching hand open. He was preparing to take his 5-year old son on a fishing trip at teammate John Lackey’s house and was in the middle of cutting some packaging when his knife ‘lacerated’ his left index finger.

The injury is not believed to set Peavy back very long, but the latest Red Sox pitching schedule does not list the 32-year old. Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal spoke to Peavy, who expects the setback to only be a few days.

The biggest thing is they’re not going to let me sweat until the healing process takes over. I believe I’m going to play catch (Tuesday), and I would love to tell you I’m going to make my next start. That’s certainly what I’m aiming for.

It is expected that Brandon Workman and Henry Owens will pitch in Peavy’s stead.

The fishing trip still happened, by the way. Peavy said he had promised his son that it would happen before the rest of his family left to go back home to Alabama.

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