Bochy pleased with Peavy's rehab progress

Bochy pleased with Peavy's rehab progress

SAN FRANCISCO -- Right-hander Jake Peavy's unremarkable statistical line from his Minor League injury rehab outing on Wednesday against Nashville prompted no concern from Giants manager Bruce Bochy.

Bochy reminded listeners on Thursday that what mattered most was Peavy's recovery from a painful lower back, which has limited his regular-season activity to two starts. Peavy allowed six runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 innings in Triple-A Sacramento's 11-4 loss.

"It gives us a measuring stick of where he is [with his pitching proficiency]," Bochy said, "but it's more important that he comes out of it."

Bochy estimated that Peavy will need at least two more Minor League starts before the Giants even consider activating him from the disabled list.

• Bochy reiterated his enthusiasm for the Golden State Warriors, the Bay Area's professional basketball franchise that has reached the NBA Finals for the first time since 1975. Asked if he had any advice for Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Bochy said, "Don't change anything. Just keep doing what you're doing."

• Starting time for the Giants-Dodgers game on Sunday, June 21 has been set for 5:08 p.m. PT, since it was selected as ESPN's Sunday night telecast.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.