Peavy hopes to be ready for opener

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.