John Lackey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jackie Bradley Jr. stars, John Lackey sharp again as Red Sox beat Rangers, 5-1

    Boston Globe "Jackie Bradley Jr. had himself a major league night and the Red Sox won their first game at Fenway Park in 2014, beating the Texas Rangers 5-1 behind the second solid start by John Lackey. Bradley did it all against the Rangers tonight: driving in two runs and scoring one to go along with three..." April 08

  • John Lackey to fans: 'Thanks for understanding what I've gone through'

    Boston Herald "As he walked off the mound last night, having tossed 6-2/3 strong innings, John Lackey got a standing ovation from a jam-packed crowd at Fenway Park. And this time, he returned the favor by tipping his cap. "It was nice," Lackey said. "It was my appreciation back to them. Thanks for..." October 31

  • John Lackey has chance to become a legend

    Boston Herald "If this most improbable mission is going to be completed, it is most fitting that it happen tonight with John Lackey on the mound at Fenway Park. No one has been more reviled (sometimes fairly but often unfairly, including by yours truly) since coming to Boston. No one became more a symbol of..." October 30

  • No ‘Lack’ of experience for John Lackey

    Boston Herald "Like most folks John Lackey likes to look forward but for at least one night he’d like nothing better than to turn back the clock. It has been 11 years since Lackey then with the Anaheim Angels shut down the San Francisco Giants for five innings on his way to becoming only the second rookie in..." October 24

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    Brian MacPherson @brianmacp

    John Farrell says there'll be no roster changes. John Lackey will pitch Game Two.

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    All indications are that John Lackey will pitch Game 2 in WS. Pitched Game 2 in ALDS and Game 3 in ALCS #RedSoxTalk

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    Sean McAdam @Sean_McAdam

    Farrell notes Peavy and Buchholz will throw in sim game Wed. "Make of that what you will." Virtually guarantees Lester Game 1 Lackey Game 2

  • John Lackey scratched from final regular season start

    Hardball Talk "From beat reporter Sean McAdam of CSN New England comes word that Red Sox righty John Lackey has been scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday’s regular season finale against the Orioles for the purpose of rest. Boston has already secured the American League East title and the top spot in the..." September 29

  • Lackey brilliant as Red Sox punch playoff ticket

    Boston Globe "After spending the past three seasons painfully watching the postseason from the outside the Red Sox punched their playoff ticket. A 3-1 win over an Orioles team that dealt the Red Sox their share of September heartbreak the past two years guaranteed the Sox their first trip to the postseason..." September 20

  • Farrell: Lackey is 'ultimate competitor'

    CSN New England "When John Lackey saw manager John Farrell walk out of the dugout he was surprised. It was the seventh inning and he had thrown 82 pitches. He hadn't been taken out before his ninetieth pitch since mid-May. Lackey prides himself on his ability to throw deep into games and if he was going to be..." September 14

  • John Lackey returns to form in Red Sox 6-1 win over Yanks

    WEEI Boston "On Saturday the Red Sox faced the possibility of losing hold of sole possession of first place. A loss to the Yankees and a Tampa Bay victory would mean that the top of the AL East was once again even. But that outcome did not come to pass thanks in no small part to a member of the roster who has..." August 18

  • Lackey: A-Rod should not be playing through appeal

    ESPN Boston "Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey isn't too happy he has to face Alex Rodriguez this weekend in light of the Yankees slugger receiving a 211-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal. "I've got a problem with it. You bet I do" Lackey told the Boston..." August 16

  • Tough night for John Lackey

    Boston Herald "John Lackey’s teammates learned all they needed to know about his toughness in 2011 when the Red Sox right-hander made 28 starts with an elbow that had probably needed Tommy John surgery for two years. His numbers besides 12 wins were terrible. But he earned immeasurable respect by taking the..." August 06

  • John Lackey Isn’t an All-Star, But He Continues to Be One of Red Sox’ Most Valuable Players

    NESN "John Lackey went toe-to-toe with the Angels’ best, and he proved himself once again. Lackey twirled seven impressive innings Sunday, yet two mistakes were all that the Angels needed to earn a victory, as Jered Weaver and Co. shut out the Red Sox, 3-0, in the series’ rubber match. It was a..." July 08

  • Joe Maddon on dugouts-clearing melee: John Lackey 'a bad teammate'

    Boston Herald "A decade ago, John Lackey and Joe Maddon developed a close relationship as pitcher and bench coach, respectively, with the Angels. Times have changed. Pitching for the Red Sox here Monday night, Lackey touched off a dugouts-clearing dustup in the sixth inning against the Maddon-managed Rays..." June 11

  • Lackey showing signs of a solid No. 3

    ESPN Boston "Through his first three years in Boston, it would have been tough to classify John Lackey as anything other than a disappointment. The right-hander, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the team before the 2010 season, had a 4.40 ERA in his first season -- which ballooned to 6.01 in..." May 20

  • John Lackey scripts feel-good comeback

    Boston Herald "Thunderstorms drowned John Lackey’s shot yesterday at completing one of the finest starts as a member of the Red Sox. On the bright side, though, two things did happen. One, the Red Sox won, which meant Lackey doubled his win total to two in his increasingly intriguing and promising..." May 20

  • Lackey's first win since 2011 more than Sox expected

    CSN New England "John Lackey was activated from 22 days on the disabled list to start the homestand finale against the Astros on Sunday. It would be just his second start of the season, and just his second start since Sept. 25, 2011. The Red Sox were unsure of what they could expect from him. Four, five innings,..." April 29

  • Encouraging signs from Red Sox starter John Lackey in win over Astros

    Boston Globe "Mike Napoli has known John Lackey a long time. They played together in Anaheim from 2006-09, when Napoli caught him 61 times (for a 3.63 ERA). They are now on the Red Sox, and with Napoli now a first baseman, their interaction is a bit different. But Napoli doesn’t forget what his old..." April 29

  • Sox righty healthy as new phase begins

    Boston Herald "Will the fourth time be the charm for John Lackey and the Red Sox? Actually, as Take 4 of the Lackey era starts this afternoon, the better question might be is Lackey healthy for the first time since he came to Boston in 2010? The answer just might be yes, which finally could make this..." April 28

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    Ian Browne @IanMBrowne

    Barring a setback Lackey will pitch for the Red Sox on Sunday vs. Astros.

  • John Lackey to begin throwing program

    Boston Globe "After leaving his first start with tightness in his right biceps and being placed on the 15-day disabled list earlier this week, Red Sox pitcher John Lackey will begin a throwing program Tuesday, said manager John Farrell. "The symptoms have subsided," Farrell said. "So any kind of range of..." April 15

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    Scott Lauber @

    John Lackey will try playing catch within next few days. He would need to go on a rehab assignment before returning to mound for #RedSox

  • Lackey placed on the 15-day disabled list, Alex Wilson called up

    WEEI Boston "The Red Sox placed right-hander John Lackey on the 15-day disabled list due to his right biceps strain. With right-hander Alfredo Aceves moving from the bullpen into the rotation, the Sox reinforced their relief corps by calling up right-hander Alex Wilson, who will be in the majors for the first..." April 10

  • John Lackey gets positive news

    Boston Herald "John Lackey appeared relaxed, almost carefree, as he made his way to the field before the Red Sox opened Fenway Park yesterday. So far, as least, the medical report on his right arm is as positive as can be. An MRI administered Sunday revealed only inflammation, “not any detection of a..." April 09

  • Cautiously optimistic about John Lackey

    Boston Herald "John Farrell neither crossed his fingers nor held his breath. But as the Red Sox left for a flight home last night, the manager was anxiously awaiting results of right-hander John Lackey’s MRI exam. Indications, however, were that Lackey felt better than on Saturday, when he left his start in..." April 08

  • Farrell: No tear in John Lackey's biceps

    Boston Herald "So far, the news on John Lackey continues to be as positive as the Red Sox could have hoped. An MRI administered Sunday revealed inflammation, but "not any detection of a tear," in Lackey's right biceps, according to manager John Farrell. As such, the Sox have not made a decision about whether..." April 08

  • John Lackey leaves first start since 2011 with apparent arm injury

    CBSSports.com "Red Sox right-hander John Lackey left Saturday's start against the Blue Jays with an apparent arm injury. He was making his first start since September 2011 after having Tommy John surgery. Lackey, 34, left the game immediately with his right arm hanging by his side. He was in obvious pain and..." April 06

  • John Lackey takes it day by day

    Boston Herald "John Lackey couldn’t fool himself yesterday, but he did fool more than a few future Tampa Bay Rays. Although many of the young kids who stepped into the batter’s box to face him left wondering what kind of pitch that was they’d just missed, Lackey couldn’t fool himself into thinking that facing..." March 27

  • John Lackey Shows Signs of Vintage Form, Becoming More Than Just ‘Work in Progress’

    NESN "John Lackey is becoming more than just a “work in progress.” Lackey has made strides in each of his spring training starts. Even when the stat line hasn’t been all that impressive, the Red Sox have at least been able to hang their hats on Lackey’s continued development as he battles back from..." March 22

  • Location good sign for John Lackey

    Boston Herald "The difference between John Lackey pre- and post-surgery needn’t always be presented as an abstraction. There are very tangible ways in which Lackey feels like a new pitcher, and one of them was on display yesterday against the Tampa Bay Rays. On a number of occasions, Lackey spotted his..." March 11

  • John Lackey Still Working Out Kinks, But Right-Hander’s Stuff Improving As Opening Day Inches Closer

    NESN "John Lackey ran into some third-inning trouble and wasn’t exactly overpowering, but the right-hander once again took another step forward in his fourth start of the spring on Sunday. Lackey allowed two runs on four hits, walked one and struck out two while throwing 66 pitches in 3 2/3 innings...." March 11

  • John Lackey gets real

    Boston Herald "Facing a real lineup with something to play for, John Lackey last night provided the strongest evidence yet that his return remains on target. With Puerto Rico in town to prepare for the World Baseball Classic, Lackey faced a lineup with big league regulars Angel Pagan, Alex Rios, Carlos..." March 06

  • John Lackey pleased with off-speed offerings

    Boston Herald "John Lackey got through his second start of spring training without any physical issues, and he introduced his breaking ball to his repertoire. That in itself was far more important to the Red Sox and Lackey than the three-run home run he gave up in his second inning of what turned into a 16-6..." March 01

  • Lackey alters delivery

    Boston Herald "John Lackey smiled. John Lackey laughed. John Lackey made us wonder if we were living in The Matrix. Was this the same guy who basically created a new verb (“to surl”) while ensuring no one could see the side of him that makes him universally loved by teammates, even if it meant being reviled..." February 24

  • John Lackey: Juices flow for elbow test

    Boston Herald "When the Red Sox open their spring training schedule here tomorrow, it may seem like just another ho-hum exhibition in the Florida sun. Don’t tell that to John Lackey. “I’ve been fired up for this for over a year, absolutely,” said Lackey, who will start against the Tampa Bay Rays at JetBlue..." February 22

  • Red Sox Lackey ready 'to get going'

    CSN New England "John Lackey's not one for pronouncements. So as he begins his fourth season in a Red Sox uniform, he's not declaring this a makeover, or a comeback, or anything of the sort. It doesn't seem to matter that Lackey is noticeably trimmer -- manager John Farrell said the pitcher's lost 17 pounds,..." February 15

  • Belt slack for John Lackey

    Boston Herald "Having spent most of the offseason transforming his body, John Lackey insists he’s now ready to alter his mindset, too. “I feel like it’s my first year in the big leagues again,” he said yesterday. Sixteen months removed from surgery, Lackey has a rebuilt right elbow and another chance to..." February 15

  • Lester likes what he sees from Lackey

    ESPN.com "Pitcher Jon Lester, for one, hopes that John Lackey's days as Boston’s DH --designated heavy -- can come to an end after three years of being pilloried as a lousy pitcher and a worse person. “I’m always encouraged by Lackey,’’ Lester said. “People don’t understand how happy-go-lucky he..." February 12

  • John Lackey Might Actually Be In The Best Shape Of His Career

    Over The Monster "It's the most annoying headline of the offseason: "_____ is in the best shape of his career." It comes when the well runs dry in terms of signings and trades, when there's nothing to do but count down the days until pitchers and catchers report. This year, the player whose shape we've heard the..." February 07

  • After bruising years, Lackey ready to take mound

    Boston Globe "To fans, John Lackey is the most unpopular player on the Red Sox. There is no second place; that’s how much of a landslide it is. Lackey is an expensive free agent who didn’t meet expectations, a quick path to getting booed at Fenway Park. His ill-tempered answers and dismissive gestures to..." February 06

  • John Farrell: John Lackey fit, ready

    Boston Herald "Perhaps it was a good thing that Red Sox manager John Farrell recently traveled to Dallas to visit with John Lackey. Otherwise, he may not have recognized the big right-hander. Reached by phone yesterday as he prepared to leave today for Fort Myers, Farrell said Lackey has lost at least 10..." February 01

  • John Lackey could be answer

    Boston Herald "As we try to envision exactly how the heck the Red Sox [team stats] will contend next year, here's a name worth remembering: John Lackey. The 33-year-old right-hander has been the invisible man for most of the season, which he has spent rehabbing from November Tommy John surgery. Lackey is..." September 20

  • John Lackey keeps looking better

    Boston Herald "John Lackey's long journey back to the mound is nearing an end. After throwing live batting practice again yesterday at Tropicana Field, Lackey has been scheduled to pitch an intrasquad game in Fort Myers on Sunday, his "last duty of the year," according to Red Sox [team stats] manager Bobby..." September 19

  • Lackey passes first BP exam

    Boston Herald "John Lackey threw batting practice yesterday at Fenway Park. Cue the jokes. All kidding aside, it was a significant milestone in Lackey's comeback from Tommy John elbow surgery nearly 11 months ago and the first step to a potential appearance for the often-criticized right-hander under game..." September 09

  • No Lack of support from mates

    Boston Herald "Mike Tyson's punching bags absorbed fewer blows than John Lackey last year. The right-hander could do no right during the most trying year of his life. On the field, he stunk, posting the highest ERA in Red Sox history before being listed as an accomplice in the beer and fried chicken scandal...." February 21

  • Could Sabathia be lured to Red Sox? Lackey injury creates a need for Boston

    New York Daily News "While they would never admit it, you have to think the Yankees got a shiver when they heard Tuesday that Boston's John Lackey will miss all of 2012 due to Tommy John surgery, news that could make the winter as sticky as a humid summer for the Yankees. After all, increasing the Red Sox's need..." October 27

  • John Lackey to have Tommy John surgery

    Boston Globe "New Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said today that pitcher John Lackey will have Tommy John surgery and miss the 2012 season. Lackey had elbow soreness during the season, and recently saw a specialist, Dr. Lewis Yocum. "John Lackey will go ahead and have Tommy John surgery,"..." October 26

  • Lackey injury blessing in disguise

    Boston Herald "If the Red Sox fall apart in 2012, fans won't have one of their favorite targets to blame. New general manager Ben Cherington dropped a bombshell during his introductory press conference yesterday, disclosing that right-hander John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow..." October 26

  • Most loved teammate: Yup, John Lackey

    Boston Herald "A few random Red Sox observations as we await the transition from Theo Epstein to Ben Cherington, which will signal the actual start of the offseason: • Here's one that will come as a shock to Red Sox fans. If you were to poll the clubhouse over who's the best teammate among beleaguered..." October 21