Found April 09, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
John Lackey hasn't gotten much good news during his three years with the Boston Red Sox. After missing the entire 2012 season following Tommy John surgery, the 34-year-old right-hander was slated to be the Red Sox's fifth starting pitcher.  Lackey didn't have the best spring training, but with a healthy, surgically repaired elbow, the hope was that he could give Boston 175 to 200 innings at the back end of its rotation. Making his season debut last Saturday versus the Toronto Blue Jays, Lackey initially looked strong, allowing no runs and three hits in his first three innings. In the fourth, however, he served up a two-run homer to J.P. Arencibia, putting the Red Sox behind 2-0.  Lackey struck out Emilio Bonifacio to begin the fifth inning. But after throwing a 2-2 pitch to Jose Reyes that ran far inside and nearly hit the Blue Jays shortstop, Lackey grabbed his arm in pain. He staggered off the mound with his right arm hanging at his side.  As he rubbe...

Sox are 'optimistic' about Lackey's injury, could avoid DL

The John Lackey Road to Redemption tour looked like it was going to end before it even got started as the right hander left the game in agony after throwing a wild pitch to Jose Reyes on Saturday. It was a damn shame too since he was looking pretty sharp out there, (except for the meatball he gave to JP Arencibia). But the injury isn't as bad as it looked. From WEEI's Alex...

John Lackey injury: No tear for Red Sox RHP

There was initially fear that Boston Red Sox right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey had sustained a tear in his injured biceps. However, manager John Farrell told reporters – including Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal – that a recent MRI showed no signs of a tear, adding that Lackey will not yet require a stint on the disabled list. Farrell on Lackey: "...

MRI on John Lackey comes back negative for structural damage

John Lackey has been diagnosed with a mid-biceps strain and will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The injury should miss less then a month after leaving his Saturday start with the injury. According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said that it was his “understanding of the MRI is that he had a mid-biceps strain, no structural damage.” That would...

Red Sox place John Lackey on 15-day DL

John Lackey was one start into his return from Tommy John surgery before he re-injured himself.  Fortunately, the injury was not to the elbow.  Even more fortunate was the fact that while it is a biceps strain, Lackey does not have a tear.  However, the 34-year old will have to spend some time on the DL.    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe had the news. Lackey to DL and...

Lackey heads to the DL, P Alex Wilson gets the call

John Lackey, who the left Saturday's game in Toronto with a bicep injury, has been placed on the 15-Day DL. This injury is a really odd situation since no tear had shown up in his MRI. There doesn't seem to be a timetable on his return. Hopefully Lack isn't out too long, considering his impressive performance against the Blue Jays. The Red Sox called up P Alex Wilson...

John Lackey ‘Unlikely’ to Make Next Start But Might Avoid Disabled List Stint

John Lackey’s season — and perhaps career — looked like they were in jeopardy when the right-hander walked off the mound Saturday. Now, the outlook is far more encouraging. Manager John Farrell said before Monday’s home opener that Lackey, who left Saturday’s start in the fifth inning with a bicep strain, is in the midst of a 48- to 72-hour recovery period. Farrell said...

John Lackey Placed on Disabled List

After much speculation on the condition of is right arm, the Red Sox have announced that pitcher John Lackey was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to April 7. Lackey (bicep) injured his right arm on the 76th pitch of his debut against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday. The Red Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Alex Wilson from AAA Pawtucket to replace him on the active...

Red Sox’s Lackey to DL; Aceves gets spot

The Red Sox on Wednesday placed pitcher John Lackey on the disabled list with a right biceps strain and, as expected, activated shortstop Stephen Drew, optioning 23-year-old Jose Iglesias to Triple-A Pawtucket to clear a spot.,

John Lackey Sent to Disabled List, Stephen Drew Activated as Part of Busy Day for Red Sox

The Red Sox were off Tuesday, but they’ll get back to work Wednesday night on a day where the front office certainly was busy. The club announced a flurry of roster moves Wednesday afternoon. Most notably was that starting pitcher John Lackey was sent to the 15-day disabled list. Lackey left Saturday’s start in Toronto with a biceps injury. Lackey and the club were hopeful that...

Red Sox activate SS Drew, place RHP Lackey on DL

The Boston Red Sox have placed right-hander John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list and activated shortstop Stephen Drew. In another move Wednesday, they called up right-hander Alex Wilson from Pawtucket. On Tuesday, they optioned shortstop Jose Iglesias to the Triple-A team. Lackey strained his right biceps against the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday in his first start since major...

Alfredo Aceves joins Red Sox rotation for Thursday game

With John Lackey out of the lineup with a strained biceps the Boston Red Sox will start Alfredo Aceves on Thursday against Baltimore. Boston is still debating whether or not to place Lackey on the disabled list. Originally Felix Doubront was to start the Thursday game against the Orioles but his start has been pushed back. In two appearances this year Aceves has a 10.38 ERA and a...

Stephen Drew set to make Red Sox debut tonight, Lackey to DL

After suffering a concussion in an at bat where Stephen Drew was hit in the head he will finally return to the field tonight to make his debut with the Boston Red Sox. Drew hasn't played with the team in over a month and was replaced by Jose Iglesias. Iglesias performed fantastically in spring training in Drew's absence, and even performed well hitting in the 9 spot for the...
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