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Peavy to be examined by hand specialist

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox still don't have a definitive answer on what is going on with Jake Peavy's right ring finger, which was heavily taped a few days ago. But they hope to have some answers by Tuesday.

"The hand specialist was delayed because of weather getting down [Sunday]," said manager John Farrell. "So part of his physical [Sunday] was to have the finger checked out. Everything points to that being done by [Monday] evening, by the time the hand specialist does get in here. We'll have more of a read on that after he's seen."

At this point, the Sox aren't particularly worried about Peavy. But they saw no reason to let him resume throwing until he gets the clear-all from the medical staff.

"He feels improved, but we've got a little bit of time right now. We want to be sure everything checks out fine," Farrell said.

Ian Browne is a reporter for Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne.
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