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FORT MYERS, Fla. — Red Sox righthander Jake Peavy embraces a challenge.
Peavy developed tendinitis in his right ring finger last month when a ball hit him in the hand while he was playing with one of his young sons.
Then, on March 1, Peavy took his three boys fishing and accidentally cut his left index finger with a knife. It opened a wound so deep that minor surgery was required.
On Wednesday, when the Sox were off, Peavy unabashedly went fishing again. He emerged unscathed and finally made his spring training debut Thursday, pitching into the fourth inning against the Minnesota Twins in a 4-3 victory at Hammond Stadium.
Peavy allowed one run on two hits, with two walks and two strikeouts over three innings.