The San Francisco Giants have gotten off to a rough start in 2015 and will now be without right-handed pitcher Jake Peavy due to an ailing back. Peavy was taken out of his start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night after 3.2 innings due to back stiffness.

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Giants Place Peavy on DL

Saturday, April 18

According to the Giants’ official Twitter account, Peavy was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a back strain:

He allowed eight hits and four runs to the Diamondbacks before his exit. 

Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area added more details on Peavy’s injury and Peavy’s thoughts on heading to the disabled list:

After the loss, Peavy told Chris Haft of that physically he “was plenty good enough to be out there” before the Diamondbacks smacked him around.

The Giants currently sit in last place in the National League West with a 3-9 recordthe only team under .500 in the division at the start of play Saturday. Peavy has made two starts covering 7.2 innings with a 9.39 ERA and 12 hits allowed.

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