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Jake Peavy scratched from start due to fishing knife-induced cut on finger

03.02.14 at 5:06 pm ET
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FORT MYERS, Fla. —  The Red Sox suffered their first setback of spring training with news that Jake Peavy would be scratched from his regularly scheduled start Monday in Bradenton against the Pirates.

Red Sox manager John Farrell said after his team’€™s 8-6 spring training win over the Orioles that Peavy suffered a laceration on his left index finger, having cut himself with a fishing knife.

Farrell explained that Peavy won’€™t throw for the next three days, after which time the starting pitcher will initiate a throwing program.

“This was a freak one,’€ said Farrell, who explained the knife almost cut through the finger. “€œHonestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place.”€

Farrell noted that Brandon Workman will get the start Monday in place of Peavy, who had been slowed earlier in camp due to an ailment to his right ring finger.

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