GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Jake Peavy’s worries have him pleased and excited. He is worried about getting hitters out and not his health for a change.
Peavy pitched four shaky innings and Paul Konerko had three hits for the White Sox in a 13-10 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Peavy, hampered by injuries since 2009, allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in his last spring training tuneup. He is set to face the AL champion Texas Rangers on Saturday.
“I can’t wait to go out Saturday and worry about nothing but getting Ian Kinsler out to start the game,” Peavy said. “I’m glad it’s the end of spring training. I’m ready to strap it on.”
Peavy said he didn’t locate his fastball very well but was pleased with his breaking ball.
“This was a blessed spring. We haven’t talked about my arm at all,” he said.
Konerko had an RBI double and two singles. Dayan Viciedo hit a three-run homer off Cincinnati starter Mat Latos.
Notes: Adam Dunn started the game for the Sox but had permission to leave early to fly home to Houston. The Sox will play a pair of exhibition games against the Astros on Tuesday and Wednesday, then open the season in Arlington against the Rangers on Friday. ... Konerko is 15 for 24 in his past seven games.