Padres place ace Peavy on DL

Updated: June 14, 2009, 2:32 AM ET
Associated Press

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jake Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the San Diego Padres on Saturday, a day after learning he would be sidelined at least a month because of a strained tendon behind his right ankle.

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The move is retroactive to June 9, a day after the 2007 NL Cy Young winner gave up three runs over seven innings and struck out eight in a 6-3 victory against Arizona. He was scheduled to pitch Saturday night against the Los Angeles Angels.

Peavy is 3-1 with a 4.43 ERA in four starts since he voided a trade to the Chicago White Sox. The 28-year-old right-hander's injury occurred while he ran the bases in his first start after the proposed trade.

In his 13 starts for the Padres this season, Peavy is 6-6 with a 3.97 ERA and 92 strikeouts. He is the franchise's all-time strikeout leader and is tied for second with Randy Jones on the club's all-time win list, eight behind Eric Show's 100 victories.

The Padres recalled left-handed reliever Joe Thatcher from Triple-A Portland to fill the vacant roster spot. Thatcher, 27, is in his second stint with the Padres this season. In 55 relief appearances over parts of three big league campaigns, Thatcher is 2-6 with a 5.10 ERA.


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