CHICAGO – Prior to tonight’s game vs. the Los Angeles Angels, the Chicago White Sox placed right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder and recalled right-hander Jeffrey Marquez from Class AAA Charlotte.
Peavy, 29, suffered the injury in the second inning of last night’s 4-1 victory over the Angels. He is 7-6 with a 4.63 ERA (55 ER/107.0 IP), 93 strikeouts and one shutout in 17 starts this season and has gone 3-2 with a 1.67 ERA (7 ER/37.2 IP), 31 strikeouts and 26 hits allowed over his last six starts.
Peavy is 10-6 with a 4.11 ERA (58 ER/127.0 IP) and 111 strikeouts in 20 starts with the White Sox since being acquired from San Diego on July 31, 2009 in exchange for four pitchers. The 2007 National League Cy Young Award winner owns a career record of 102-74 with a 3.36 ERA (549 ER/1,469.2 IP).
Marquez, 25, is 7-4 with a 4.02 ERA (40 ER/99.2 IP) in 17 starts this season with Charlotte. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Marquez allowed 99 hits, walked 31 and struck out 54. He went 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA (7 ER/24.1 IP) over his last four starts.
Marquez was acquired from the New York Yankees on November 13, 2008 as part of a five-player trade. He originally was selected by the Yankees with a sandwich pick (No. 41 overall) in the 2004 First-Year Player Draft.
Marquez, who has no major-league experience, will wear uniform No. 48.