Found October 25, 2011 on
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Red Sox righty John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery, new GM Ben Cherington announced today. WEEI's Rob Bradford reported Lackey's visit to Dr. Lewis Yocum earlier today, noting that the surgery causes a sixth-year option to vest for Lackey at the league minimum. This is a good thing for Boston - it reduces the average annual value of the contract from $16.5MM to $13.8MM, creating luxury tax savings.
Lackey had a disastrous 2011 season. His 6.41 ERA was the sixth-highest in baseball history over the last sixty years, given a minimum of 160 innings. He had a rough year with the media as well.
The Red Sox likely were not counting on Lackey for anything in 2012, but the surgery eliminates any chance of a bad contract swap.
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Following an all-around abysmal year on the mound, the embattled Red Sox starter will undergo Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the 2012 season.
John Lackey has decided to follow up divorcing his wife for having a double mastectomy with an unexpected act of chairty; he’ll be improving Boston Red Sox rotation by having Tommy John surgery and sitting at home for the entirety of 2012.
From Joe McDonald at ESPN Boston:
Lackey recently received an MRI and was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, and it was decided...
Editor's note: This is part four of Ben Cherington's introductory news conference as Red Sox general manager. More than two-thirds of the way into his introductory news conference on Tuesday, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington dropped the bombshell that starting pitcher John Lackey will have Tommy John surgery and possibly miss all of the 2012 season. In response...
Right handed pitcher John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. Lackey visited Dr. Lewis Yocum in California to have his right elbow checked.
Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, points out that Lackey had a vesting option at the Major League minimum ($414,000) for a sixth season if he required season-ending surgery on a pre-existing elbow condition...
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According to multiple industry sources, Red Sox right-hander John Lackey recently visited Dr. Lewis Yocum in California to have his right elbow examined. According to one of the sources, the Red Sox are...
We’ve covered why John Lackey sucks. Now, the hefty pitcher for the Boston Red Sox is back in the news after the team announced that Lackey will need Tommy John surgery. Due to the surgery, Lackey will miss all of next season.
But don’t feel sorry for him. This is the same guy who divorced his wife while she was battling cancer. He’s also the guy who chugged beer in the clubhouse...
The Red Sox collapse has gotten a ton of coverage and the blame seems to have shifted almost entirely to the revelation that Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey drank beers and ate fried chicken...
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