Jake Peavy, who left the Red Sox's spring training complex on Friday with his hand wrapped in a bandage, is not expected to miss more than a few days of action.

Pitchers and catchers reported on Saturday and Peavy was in good spirits after taking a baseball off his pitching hand the day before.

"You want to be cautious and knock those things out early in camp and not let it be an issue," he said. "It's really a non-issue."

Peavy, 32, is competing with five other established starters for five spots in the starting rotation.

"I've always felt that you have to pitch well to earn your spot, no matter what position and what you’ve done in the past," he said. "I'm not sure how that’s all going down. I love the fact that we have a ton of experience, a ton of depth in a lot of ways. I think we have one of the best staffs in baseball that can pitch with anybody. We've shown that."

Any significant time missed in spring training could hinder one's chances at winning a job, but after the Red Sox played deep into October during last year's World Series run, most of the pitchers who played a part will be taking it slow this spring anyways.

Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz and John Lackey, along with relievers Koji Uehara, Craig Breslow, Junichi Tazawa and Edward Mujica, will take a couple weeks before they begin throwing at 100 percent.

"Anytime you play an extra month and you have a month less to unwind and then rebuild and start the process all over again, you have to reevaluate your program," Peavy said. "A lot of guys did. The Red Sox did an outstanding job of monitoring where guys are. You're going to see that here in camp. With guys that pitched all the way almost until November, you'll have a chance here to not maybe push it as well. In talking to guys who have done it, the second half of the season can really be a grind.