Found April 22, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Boston Red Sox right-handed starting pitcher John Lackey is aiming to rejoin the team on April 27, according to Michael Silverman of The Boston Herald. Lackey is slated to make a minor league rehab start today for the Red Sox Double-A affiliate. The veteran is expected to throw four innings or roughly 65 pitches. If all goes well, this could be the only rehab start Lackey needs before being activated by the Red Sox. If he doesn’t suffer a setback or experience greater than normal soreness following his appearance, the Red Sox could activate him from the disabled list in time to take the mound next Saturday against the Houston Astros. Lackey has been sidelined since exiting his season debut early due to a right biceps injury. He’d missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and this certainly wasn’t how he wanted to begin the new campaign. But it appears that the injury was minor, as Lackey is on track to return before the end of the month. The Red Sox have been replacing him in the rotation with swing man Alfredo Aceves, who’s likely to return to a bullpen role. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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