Small-town hero Jake Peavy featured in video as he moves closer to San Francisco Giants return

By Erik Catalan

April 17, 2015; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jake Peavy (22) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park. The Diamondbacks defeated the Giants 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Peavy is hoping to return to the Giants rotation as soon as possible, but had a bit of a drawback during his most recent outing with the Triple-A Sacramento Rivercats.

After his rehab start, he relayed to the Giants training staff that he was having “some tightness” in his back and hip area. As reported by the San Franicsco Chronicle:

"“I certainly want to make sure that I’m 100 percent healthy,” Peavy said. “I don’t know at this point in time if I’m ready to carry the workload that you need on a championship team. Hopefully, I’ll make some progress both physically and on the mound.”"

Peavy offered a little more insight, and reading between the lines, it sounds like he may be a few more weeks out, saying “I feel like this is the first week in March. It stinks”.

Hopefully, the tightness is more related to the rust built up due to the required rest an injury of that nature requires (as it does during the winter), and we can expect him to be rounding into form right around the All-Star break.

This gives management a little more time to figure out what to do. Who moves to the bullpen? Who’s sent down?  Can Peavy potentially bolster the pen?

While these questions loom, and we wait for Jake’s return, check out this video on the small-town hero courtesy of Coldwell Banker’s Homefield Advantage series. For the second-straight year, the real estate firm is following current and retired MLB standouts into their homes to take a peek inside their lives:

For me, it’s nice to see the human side of my team—players who accumulate incredible accolades and immense wealth yet are still humble, treasuring family and friends above all else. And for someone who comes from a small town, like so many of us, it’s a special link that connects us to the select few who excel at the highest level of baseball competition.