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Peavy makes first rehab start

News and notes from Thursday in the minor leagues

Updated: August 14, 2009, 2:20 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus

Maybe he will pitch this year after all

Jake Peavy, RHP, White Sox (Triple-A Charlotte)
Thursday's stats: 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K
The biggest name to move, and the biggest surprise at the trade deadline, the big question about the White Sox's acquisition of Jake Peavy revolved around whether or not he'd even pitch again this year. With seven weeks left to go in the season, things are looking more positive than ever after three dominant innings in his first rehab start, while getting his fastball up to 93 mph and complementing it with a sharp breaking ball.

I hear Lynchburg is lovely this time of year

Tony Sanchez, C, Pirates (Low-A West Virginia)
Thursday's stats: 3-for-5, 2B, HR (5), 3 R, 4 RBI
One of the appeals of drafting Sanchez with the fourth overall pick this June was the prospect that he could move quickly. He certainly seems like he's ready for the second promotion of his young career, as he's now 10-for-22 with four doubles, three home runs and 12 RBIs in his past five games and batting .358/.465/.613 (average/on-base/slugging) in 27 games for the Power.

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