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Jake Peavy said Monday he expects to be able to pitch Wednesday against the New York Mets at Citi Field after throwing a six-minute bullpen session.
The White Sox on Sunday scratched Peavy from his scheduled start Monday against the Kansas City Royals due to back spasms.
"[Sunday] I really threw for the first time without it grabbing me pretty hard," Peavy told reporters, according to The Chicago Tribune. "Two days ago it was still grabbing me pretty hard, and I had to be relatively pain-free two days prior to me pitching. That was two days ago. If I was pitching [Monday], I wasn't ready.
"But the way I felt today, with a few more days of treatment, I can't see Wednesday night I won't be on cue."
The newspaper reported that Peavy also took part in fielding drills and throwing to test out his back.
Peavy has not pitched since April 26 after being scratched from a Thursday start when his back stiffened up while warming up. He is 3-1 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts this season.
Chris Sale will start Monday against the Royals on his regular four days' rest. Sale will be opposed by Royals right-hander James Shields, a rematch of the season opener that the White Sox won 1-0.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.