Fresh of the 2012 season where John Lackey watched all 162 games of the Red Sox schedule from the bench, the folks in Beantown might be thinking he’ll be watching many more. Lackey was the Boston starter today in Toronto and managed to get through 4 and 2/3 innings, giving up five scattered hits, two runs, and striking out eight Jays hitters. Lackey was in a 2-2 count with with Jose Reyes in the bottom of the fifth. He threw a ball to Reyes and promptly pulled up from the mound grabbing his right arm. Early reports indicate that he has suffered a right arm bicep strain and did not reinjure the elbow on which he underwent Tommy John surgery prior to the ’12 season. There is no additional information on the injury at this time.
- Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: John Lackey Ready to Move Forward, Make Much-Anticipated Start Against Jays (nesn.com)
- Red Sox pitcher John Lackey leaves first start with apparent arm injury (tracking.si.com)
Categories: American League Happenings