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John Lackey slated for June 5 return from elbow injury

May 25, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

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John Lackey threw a 40-pitch bullpen session yesterday and said afterward that his injured elbow “felt pretty good” and “definitely a lot better than I’ve been feeling.”

According to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal he’ll throw another bullpen session Friday and then head out on a brief minor-league rehab assignment, which barring a setback would put Lackey in line to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Red Sox’s rotation on June 5 against the A’s.

Lackey has been on the shelf since April 15 and went 2-5 with an 8.01 ERA in seven starts prior to being shut down, telling Britton that the elbow problems date back further than his final pre-DL start.

  1. pellypell - May 25, 2011 at 2:20 PM

    He wasn’t hurt. He needed to get his mind right.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - May 25, 2011 at 2:21 PM

    get back soon John, i sure miss watching you get lit up like a pinball machine, miss you big man!

    • pellypell - May 25, 2011 at 2:25 PM

      Hi hater!

  3. deathmonkey41 - May 25, 2011 at 2:55 PM

    He might be an okay guy, but he looks like a complete A-hole. And I agree- I miss him getting spanked around for the Red Sox- good times…good times…Hurry back, John!

  4. rollinghighwayblues - May 25, 2011 at 3:05 PM

    A-hole or not, Lackey lassoed one hot wife. Geez!
    On a separate note, Aaron, Lackeys been on the shelf since May 12.

    • deathmonkey41 - May 25, 2011 at 3:18 PM

      I dunno- I think I gotta go with Utley’s wife.

  5. pisano - May 25, 2011 at 5:38 PM

    The rest of the AL can’t wait for June 5th. let the beatings return.

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