Jake Peavy will pitch an extended bullpen session on Saturday, if that goes well, he will pitch in a Grapefruit League game next Thursday.
While fishing in his off time, Peavy cut his left index finger but is expected to return to game action within a week. He suffered nerve damage in the finger, but it is his non-throwing hand so this should not be a continued issue. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Henry Walker scored 12 points, grabbed nine rebounds, recorded five assists, and four steals in the Heat 99-86 loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The artist formerly known as “Bill Walker” had one of his better performances of the season, as he stuffed the stat sheet in every conceivable fashion on Friday night. He scored 12 points, grabbed nine boards, recorded five assists, and four steals, all in the name of diversifying his efforts and tying to help the Heat get into the win column. Unfortunately the Hawks proved to be too much for Miami, as they rolled them 99-86. Only consider Walker in daily leagues, were he can be bought on the cheap. Analysis: Dom Murtha