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John Lackey missed all of 2012, but he’s confident that 2013 will be a big bounce-back year. That confidence is apparently contagious, as Lackey’s manager and teammates have also had nothing but good things to say about the right-hander as he gets set to try and silence his critics.
Clay Buchholz spoke down in Fort Myers about a number of topics, including his health, the arrival of skipper John Farrell and Jon Lester‘s quest to regain his top-of-the-rotation form. Buchholz also touched on Lackey, and he’s among the teammates feeling good about Lackey’s progress.
“Lack’s been doing it for a long time. He was pitching broke the first couple years he was here with us. Even his last year in Anaheim, he was told that he should probably have surgery and he didn’t do it,” Buchholz said. “That shows you what kind of competitor he is. He goes out there and gives it 110 percent all he’s got every time.”
Buchholz doesn’t just think Lackey will stay healthy or that his teammate will be a valuab
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John Lackey‘s time so far in Boston may not have worked out quite as planned, but the big right-hander looks intent on changing his legacy in Beantown.
Now about 16 months removed from Tommy John surrgery, for the first time in quite a while Lackey is completely healthy, and he’s showed up to Red Sox camp in Fort Myers early to get in some extra work. Moreover, Lackey showed...
Jon Lester is still under contract for 2013, and the Red Sox have a $13 million club option on the left-hander for 2014. Beyond that, the picture is unclear.
Lester said that he hasn’t been approached by the Red Sox about a contract extension, according to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford.
This doesn’t mean that Lester won’t receive a extension, or that the Red Sox won’t approach...
The Red Sox truck has arrived in Florida at last, meaning spring training and all the fun and expectations that come with it can finally begin.
But current Red Sox players and team personnel aren’t the only ones popping up in Florida this week as baseball shakes off winter — old pitching hand Pedro Martinez is also around. The former Sox legend has signed up to work as a special...
Curt Schilling rocked the baseball world when he claimed a member of the Red Sox organization encouraged him to use performance-enhancing drugs back in 2008. Among those surprised was Red Sox president Larry Luchino, who responded to the news on Thursday.
“Certainly [the allegation] is something to look into, but it came from out of left field, to use a baseball cliche,” Lucchino...
The Red Sox have always been very mindful of their international audience, and following the club on social media just became a whole lot easier for those who speak Japanese.
The Red Sox on Friday launched a new, Japanese language Twitter account (@redsoxjp), which will include translations of the team’s English language social media content, regular interviews with Sox players...
The Boston Red Sox have been one of the many teams tied to
free agent Kyle Lohse, but it’s “highly unlikely” the right-hander reaches an
agreement with the team, according to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com.
According to a major league source, however, it is “highly
unlikely” the Red Sox will be locking up the top free agent pitcher still on
The Red Sox’ equipment truck rolled out of Fenway Park on Tuesday, beginning its near-1,500-mile journey to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., and marking the unofficial start of baseball season.
Before the wheels started turning, the truck had to be loaded, and Red Sox fans flocked down to Yawkey Way to take in the annual tradition of Truck Day.
Co-owner Larry Lucchino, third baseman...
This year will include another season-long celebration around Fenway Park.
The Red Sox and the Jimmy Fund will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of their partnership in 2013. It’s the latest milestone in what has been a productive and storied relationship between the organization and the Boston-based charity.
Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino, manager John Farrell, third...
With Truck Day (literally) in the rear view mirror and players already reporting early to Fort Myers, a new Red Sox season is nearly upon us.
Everyone knows that 2012 did not go as planned for Boston, and while injuries played a big part in the Sox’ subpar season, it was largely a pitching staff that wasn’t up to snuff that doomed the season. This year, however, with former pitching...
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey is set to enter
spring training without restrictions, while designated hitter David Ortiz
continues to recover from an injured right Achilles tendon that sidelined him
for a majority of 2012.
Lackey underwent reconstructive elbow surgery 15 months ago
and has recovered to the point where he’s entering camp without restrictions...
The Red Sox’ rotation looks pretty much set for 2013, but with Kyle Lohse still available in free agency, there have been some rumblings about whether Boston should make a play for the reigning 16-game winner. It looks like it’s time to pump the brakes on those rumors.
According to WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford, a major league source said that it is “highly unlikely” the Red...
So, this Biogenesis scandal is really getting out of hand, and Curt Schilling added more fuel to the fire with his comments today that the Red Sox encouraged him to use PEDs.
When the original details of Anthony Bosch’s anti-aging clinic were released a couple weeks ago, we saw names that weren’t surprising, such as Bartolo Colon, Melky Cabrera, and Yasmani Grandal. There were...
Tim Wakefield has been retired from Major League Baseball for a year, and now he's trying to impart his knowledge of the knuckleball onto five inexperienced pitchers.
But these aren't just any athletes. The former Red Sox pitcher will be teaching Doug Flutie and four other former NCAA Division I quarterbacks his famous pitch on an MLB Network reality show called "The...
Never being one to shy away from the media spotlight or keep his damn mouth closed, Curt Schilling made headlines once again on Wednesday when he told ESPN Radio that in 2008 “former members of the [Red Sox] organization” told him performance-enhancing drugs were an option to help him get healthy and extend his career.
Schilling, who had signed a one-year contract...
Curt Schilling loves stirring the pot. That much is definitely true. But occasionally, his pot stirring ends up having some merit. So you can’t completely roll your eyes when he gives us his opinion on certain matters.
Now Schilling giving his opinion on a matter is one thing, but him discussing something that supposedly happened to him personally is another. And that’s what...