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Red Sox might be close to deal with Lackey

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Dec 14, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

First Ed Price heard the rumor. Then Ken Rosenthal reported the same thing.

It seems John Lackey will undergo a physical for the Boston Red Sox, a move that suggests he’s close to a deal with the team. It’s a bit surprising considering the Red Sox seem set with a quality five-man rotation even without Lackey, but their pitching depth doesn’t go much beyond those five. And, as Yankees fans know all too well, it’s pretty easy to move one of those starters into the bullpen.

Put Lackey in a rotation with Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and two of Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield and Clay Buchholz, and the Red Sox have an awfully good group with an extra arm in case of injury.




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