Found September 07, 2012 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON –– John Lackey is targeting at least one inning of work this season -- just not in a live game. With the pitcher progressing relatively quickly from Tommy John surgery, the Red Sox will have him throw batting practice on Saturday. It's the next step after Lackey impressed with his bullpen sessions. "Lack has been throwing really good in the bullpen," Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "Now, we’ll set up some hitters for him [Saturday]. He’s, I don’t know if he’s fully recovered, but it sure is close. He’s really throwing the ball well." If Lackey throws without...
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