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Jake Peavy sidelined due to laceration on finger

Jake Peavy cut his finger with a fishing knife, said manager John Farrell. The injury will keep him out for a minimum of three days.

Barry Chin/Globe staff/file 2013

Jake Peavy cut his finger with a fishing knife, said manager John Farrell. The injury will keep him out for a minimum of three days.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Manager John Farrell revealed that pitcher Jake Peavy suffered a laceration of the left index finger during a household accident that will keep him out a minimum of three days.

According to Farrell, Peavy, who was scheduled to start Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla., against the Pirates, cut his finger with a fishing knife while trying to cut something.

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Farrell said it could have been much worse.

“He was at home when it took place and he trying to cut through something, and when it gave way, it almost cut through his finger,” Farrell said.

“I don’t know how many [stitches]. He had a procedure today to make sure there was no infection of any kind and to clean it out. He’s idle for the next three days,” Farrell said.

Farrell said that Peavy’s timetable to start the season may not be affected if he gets back on his throwing program soon. He missed time early when he was hit with a ball and suffered an irritation to his right ring finger. He returned from that with no problem.

Farrell said Peavy, who doesn’t have very good eyesight, could be fit with a padding on his glove hand.

Brandon Workman will replace him against Pittsburgh.

“This was a freak one,” Farrell said. “Honestly, he avoided some serious injury with what took place.”

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