Peacock back with club after resting from illness

Peacock back with club after resting from illness

ST. PETERSBURG -- Astros pitcher Brad Peacock, who is scheduled to start Saturday against the Rays, rejoined the club Thursday in Florida after flying in from Houston. Peacock didn't travel with the team to Washington after becoming ill following his start on Sunday.

Peacock was sickened with food poisoning after giving up two runs and three hits in four innings Sunday in Houston against the Rays. The night after he pitched, he started getting chills and breaking out in sweats. He had trouble keeping any food or liquids down, so his wife, Stephanie, took his temperature.

"Steph got a thermometer and took my temperature and it was 103.6 and I was like, 'Oh, God,'" Peacock said. "The next morning I went over to the hospital and they took care of me. I'm feeling good now."

Peacock felt well enough Thursday to play catch at Tropicana Field and will try to throw lightly in the bullpen on Friday. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his last five starts, during which the team is 3-2. In that span, Peacock is 2-0 with a 2.94 ERA, having allowed 12 walks, 23 hits and nine earned runs in 27 2/3 innings.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.