Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 10/17/14
Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester exited Thursday’s start early due to a right hip injury. The ailment showed no ill effects yesterday, and manager John Farrell told reporters – including Ian Browne of MLB.com – that Lester is on track to make his next scheduled start. "He feels improved," Farrell said, "so we're considering today similar to any other Day 1 following his start. He does get the advantage of an extra day rest this next time through. We fully expect him to be on the mound against San Diego next week." Farrell went on to say that Lester’s range of motion is good, adding that there is nothing glaring that’s wrong with the southpaw. The hip discomfort can sometimes impact his stride when he comes to the plate, but Farrell doesn’t consider there to be a “need for some kind of intervention to correct something that’s damaged.” For the second consecutive season, Lester is working on a season ERA that is north of 4.60. His WHIP isn’t as bad as his ERA would seem to indicate (1.351), and the 29-year-old does have a record of 8-4 on the year. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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