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Peavy takes encouraging step from broken rib

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MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy clocked some time on the bike Wednesday, his first bit of notable exercise since suffering a broken rib earlier this month.

Once it was discovered that he had broken a rib, Peavy was placed on the disabled list and was expected to miss four to six weeks.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- White Sox pitcher Jake Peavy clocked some time on the bike Wednesday, his first bit of notable exercise since suffering a broken rib earlier this month.

Once it was discovered that he had broken a rib, Peavy was placed on the disabled list and was expected to miss four to six weeks.

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But putting in some work on the bike is a positive sign for the right-hander.

"I think at this point, anything is encouraging," White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. "It's unique -- just something that you can't really do anything, can't really exert yourself at all. He's happy to actually be doing something, which is good."

Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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