Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy scratched from start after fishing knife accident
The first bizarre injury of the 2014 MLB season goes to Jake Peavy of the Red Sox.
The 32-year-old was scheduled to make his first start of the spring on Monday, but he was scratched after cutting his left index finger with a fishing knife, manager John Farrell announced on Sunday, according to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.
The accident happened Saturday night at Peavy's spring residence. The pitcher underwent a medical procedure to clean out the finger on Sunday, Farrell said.
"This was a freak one," Farrell said. "And honestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place. He cut himself with a fishing knife. He was at home when it took place, he was trying to cut through something and when it gave way, almost cut through his left index finger.
"He's going to be 'no-throw' for three days and then initiate a throwing program off the mound," Farrell added. "It's his non-throwing hand, so he can keep his arm in shape."
The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner was 12-5 with a 4.17 ERA in 2013, including 4-1 with a 4.04 ERA in 10 starts after he was traded to Boston from the White Sox. He was 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in three postseason starts, but the Red Sox still won the World Series. SI WIRE: University of South Carolina fined $25K after students storm court