SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants have placed right-hander Jake Peavy on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain.
The move announced Saturday is retroactive to Aug. 21. San Francisco recalled right-hander Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento to start Saturday night's game against the Braves in Peavy's place.
Peavy was supposed to start for the first time since a demotion to the bullpen on Aug. 1. The 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner began having back pain this week in Los Angeles, and his conditioned worsened Friday.