It was an interesting game for Class AAA Charlotte on Thursday night.
Making his latest rehab start for the Knights after landing on the disabled list with a sore right groin, Jake Peavy performed like he's in a hurry to get back to the White Sox.
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Peavy pitched 6 shutout innings in a 3-2 loss to Syracuse, allowing just 2 hits. And while throwing 78 pitches, Peavy racked up 9 strikeouts and didn't issue a walk.
On the DL since June 6, Peavy is eligible to be activated Tuesday, which means he could start one of the final two interleague games against the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field, most likely Wednesday.
Considering his performance for Charlotte, Peavy doesn't figure to make another rehab start. And despite some speculation this week, the 30-year-old pitcher is not going to work out of the Sox' bullpen when he returns,
Right fielder Dayan Viciedo had another big night for Charlotte on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, a home runs and 2 RBI.
As the White Sox showed while scoring 1 total run and losing two straight at Minnesota, they could use some pop in the lineup.
And Viciedo showed what he can do at the major-league level in limited play last season, batting .308 with 5 home runs and 13 RBI in 38 games with the Sox.
This year, Viciedo's batting .325 with 11 homers and 47 RBI in 63 games.
If the White Sox do call up Viciedo, Carlos Quentin would likely switch from right field to left, and Juan Pierre would likely find a seat on the bench.
Also Thursday, reliever Tony Pena pitched 1 scoreless inning for Charlotte in his first rehab appearance.
Pena landed on the DL on May 28 with elbow soreness after going 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA.
While the White Sox are playing the Cubs at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday night, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf will be one of 13 Jefferson Award recipients at a gala in Washington, D.C.
Picking up the "Nobel Prize" for public service at the 39th annual dinner is a big honor, and Reinsdorf is looking forward to attending the event.
"This is truly a wonderful recognition, one that I am very humbled and honored to receive," Reinsdorf said in a statement. "I'm thankful to all who have had a hand in helping along the way.
"All sports teams have a responsibility to give back to the fans and the communities that support them. Hopefully, we've done our own small part in improving the quality of life for Chicagoans of all ages, races and genders."