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Peavy to be examined by hand specialist

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."

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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 MLB.com. Read his blog, Brownie Points, and follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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