Found April 06, 2013 on Ted's Army:
Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Last, but certainly not least, John Lackey will take the mound for the Red Sox here today. It’s a start that has been 18 months in the making. Lackey hasn’t pitched a major league game since Sept. 25, 2011, when he gritted his teeth and ignored the pain in his right elbow for six innings at Yankee Stadium. One month later, he underwent Tommy John elbow surgery, then missed all of last season. Suffice to say, today won’t be just another start for the veteran right-hander. “I would hope, and I’m sure he will, take a moment to reflect back on what the last 18 months have been,” Sox manager John Farrell said. “We all feel John has the ability to impact our team in a positive way as much as anyone in our clubhouse.” Herald - Notebook: John Lackey starts anew As I stated in our season preview, I'm giving Lackey a clean slate this season.  This is a really big deal for me because I looooaaaathe John Lackey.  He is everything that's wrong with everything.  But that's all in the past.  Maybe I'm a better human.  Maybe having a year away from each other did us some good.  Maybe all of those anger management classes are finally kicking in.  Whatever the case, I'm prepared to enjoy John Lackey instead of looking for reasons to cut him down.  Of course, the wheels could easily fly right off of my new perspective with a three inning crap-fest today.  But I don't see that happening.  If this spring is any indication, and it can be, Lackey is looking like a solid pitcher again.  I have no doubt it will take him time to get comfortable again, coming back from Tommy John, and I'm willing to give him that slack.  In fact, he could even be bad this year, and as long as he doesn't whip out his usual angry-face antics and spin around the mound pointing his finger at everyone but himself for his failures, I could deal with that.  I've laid out the olive branch, John -- is that how olive branches work?  Do you lay them out?  Do you hand them to people?  Do you just hang them above your door? -- it's up to you to not be a complete ass.  If you can reign that in, we should be just fine this year. On Page 2, We check in on Iglesias The extent of the injury which Jose Iglesias suffered in the second inning of the Red Sox’ 6-4 win over the Blue Jays Friday night had yet to be determined after the game, according to Sox manager John Farrell. Iglesias was forced to leave the game in the fourth inning after being hit by a 93 mph Josh Johnson fastball two innings before. “He got hit in the right forearm there,” Farrell explained. “He tightened up the next couple of innings. We’ll check him in the morning when he comes in.” [...] In other shortstop news, Stephen Drew continued his rehab assignment with Double-A Portland by playing in seven innings during the Sea Dogs’ 7-4 win over Trenton. Drew, who is recovering from a concussion, went 1-for-3 with a double. If there are no setbacks, he would be expected to join the Red Sox either Monday or Wednesday. WEEI - Red Sox notes: Jose Iglesias day-to-day after suffering arm injury If Iglesias has to miss any time, it shouldn't be a big deal since Drew is on track to be back with the club early this week.  But what a shame.  Iglesias was looking so good.  To have that derailed by stupid Josh Johnson sucks. Rest of the links: Herald - Sox stick up for skipper | Mike Napoli wakes up at perfect time | Globe - Red Sox manager John Farrell feels the ire of Blue Jays fans | Red Sox beat Blue Jays, 6-4, in John Farrell’s return to Toronto | WEEI - Saturday’s Red Sox-Blue Jays matchups: John Lackey vs. J.A. Happ | How a tip of the hat helped define these Red Sox | CSNNE - Sox flex muscles against Blue Jays

John Lackey Hopeful Injury Is ‘Nothing Too Crazy,’ But Admits ‘It Scared the Crap Out of Me’

When John Lackey grabbed his right arm after delivering a pitch to Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes on Saturday, the obvious reaction was to assume the worst. Even Lackey is guilty of such. “A year and a half of getting to this point and having to do it again,” Lackey told reporters when asked what went through his head. “Yeah, it scared the crap out of me, for sure,” he later...

John Lackey Suffers Right Biceps Strain on Pitch After 4 1/3-Inning, Eight-Strikeout Performance

You hate to see this happen after John Lackey worked so hard to return from Tommy John surgery. Lackey threw a 2-2 pitch to Jose Reyes and immediately clutched his right bicep. Lackey left the mound in a lot of pain with his arm dangling. He appeared to tweak his arm on the previous pitch. It was Lackey’s first start since missing the entire 2012 season with Tommy John surgery...

John Lackey ‘Felt Really Good’ Until Injury, Says Bicep is Sore But ‘Hopefully Not Too Serious’ (Video)

After a seemingly successful return from Tommy John surgery in 2012, Red Sox right hander John Lackey suffered a bicep strain in Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Lackey said he experience what felt like a cramp in his right bicep after a pitch to Jose Reyes. “It’s pretty frustrating,” Lackey told reporters. “It was scary when it happened, for sure.” After 4 1/3...

John Lackey leaves game with apparent arm injury

Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, making his first major league start since elbow surgery, left Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays after grabbing at his arm in pain. Lackey uncorked an errant pitch in the fifth inning, missing low and inside to Jose Reyes on a 2-2 delivery. The right-hander immediately clutched his arm, jumping around the mound in pain. Teammates...

John Lackey Leaves Game With Bicep Injury

  John Lackey returned to the mound after a 17 month absence following reconstructive elbow surgery. Unfortunately his return would be truncated after he re-injured his right arm in the 5th inning vs the Blue Jays. As reported by ESPN Boston  the injury took place after Lackey threw a 2-2 pitch in the dirt to Jose Reyes, and Lackey immediately grabbed his arm in agony. Lackey...

Lackey strains bicep in Boston's loss

John Lackey left with a strained biceps in his first start since September 2011, grabbing his right arm in pain and coming out in the fifth inning Saturday as the Boston Red Sox lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-0. Lackey (0-1) missed last season following elbow ligament-replacement surgery in November 2011. He allowed a two-run homer to J.P. Arencibia in the fourth, and then clutched...

Your Morning Dump...Where Aceves could to step in for Lackey

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. If John Lackey is going to be sidelined for any period of time -- or even for just one start -- it seems likely that the club will use Alfredo Aceves as his replacement in the starting rotation.     ...

Red Sox’ Offense Suffers First Major Hiccup of 2013, Meaning Resiliency Will Be Tested

John Lackey‘s injury is the big news, but the Red Sox actually played a game on Saturday. Well, they were supposed to, although it didn’t look like the offense was aware. The Red Sox entered Saturday’s game on the heels of a decent performance on Friday night. The Sox came away from the series opener with a victory, and they banged out 12 hits in the process, but Boston failed...

John Lackey’s Injury Just Doesn’t Seem Fair, Will Likely Thrust Alfredo Aceves Into More Prominent Role

Sometimes, sports just aren’t fair. John Lackey, who missed all of the 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, worked relentlessly to get back to where he was entering Saturday’s game in Toronto. The right-hander’s elbow injury was finally in the rearview mirror, and he was ready to tackle 2013 with enthusiasm and confidence. A two-pitch sequence changed everything...

How we see it goin' down: Red Sox vs Blue Jays

First Pitch: Friday 7:07, Saturday 1:07, Sunday 1:07 Arms: Monday: Felix Doubront, LHP  (0-0, -.-- ERA)  vs. Josh Johnson, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)  Wednesday: John Lackey, RHP (0-0, -.-- ERA) vs. J.A. Happ, LHP (0-0, -.-- ERA)  Thursday: Jon Lester, RHP (1-0, 3.60 ERA) vs. R.A. Dickey. RHP (0-1, 4.50 ERA)                                   Yard...
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