Jake Peavy hopes to be ready for the Chicago White Sox's opener. He's not making any guarantees, though.

The former NL Cy Young Award winner says he's at about 60-to-70 percent after season-ending surgery to repair a shoulder muscle in July. He's been throwing off the mound and is not feeling pain other than the usual stiffness.

Speaking during a conference call on Tuesday, he said he expects to map out a schedule with coaches, trainers and doctors during the first week of spring training and figures they'll push to "take it slow."

The 29-year-old right-hander would give them a deeper rotation and likely keep Chris Sale in a relief role.