KANSAS CITY -- Jake Peavy and Adam Dunn didnt show the slightest hint of disappointment even though neither player appeared in Tuesday nights All-Star Game.
Both White Sox veterans were instead elated.
Aside from the final score -- the National League topped the American League 8-0 at Kauffman Stadium -- everything went according to plan for Peavy and Dunn, who preferred to rest rather than play in the exhibition.
Peavy, who arrived in town late Monday night after he attended the funeral of friend Darrel Akerfelds, is set to start here on Saturday night against the Kansas City Royals.
Prior to the game, Peavy, who was added to the All-Star roster on Sunday, spoke with Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux about pitching only in an emergency.
Thats the way we hoped it would work out, Peavy said. Im healthy. Im fine. But being a late add, my preparation, my mindset, to come here, I just wasnt in that mindset. Obviously a long day yesterday. I did get something throwing in and Im excited to go Saturday night.
In the days leading up to the game, Dunn made it clear he would enjoy the exhibition, but also try to rest as much as possible. He promised he wouldnt exert himself in batting practice, nor would he participate in the Home Run Derby in hopes of replenishing his body for the second half.
But Dunn took it a step further Tuesday. One of seven players not used in the contest, Dunn didnt push Texas manager Ron Washington for an at-bat late in the game.
I didnt even bring my bats down, Dunn said. I really could care less. I know it sounds bad. But I know four days will help me and I dont want to go do something stupid. It worked out good. I had fun, great time. Enjoyed it. Wash is awesome.
Peavy last pitched on Friday against Toronto. Hell be working on seven days rest when he pitches against the Royals.
Peavy is 20-9 with a 3.10 ERA in 37 starts when he pitches on six days of rest or more, according to baseball-reference.com.