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John Lackey is avoiding the disabled list for now

Apr 8, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT

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As bad as things looked for John Lackey when he exited Saturday’s game with his right arm dangling, an MRI exam revealed no structural damage.

According to manager John Farrell he’s been diagnosed with merely biceps inflammation and for now at least Lackey remains on the active roster, although a trip to the disabled list hasn’t been ruled out.

Boston won’t need a fifth starter again until Sunday, so a decision on Lackey could wait until the weekend, but given his history and how much pain he appeared to be in at the time giving him a couple weeks off to be safe sounds like a decent plan.

  1. deathmonkey41 - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Isn’t it “Bicepts?” And secondly, he stopped doing 12 oz curls and his bicep got out of shape. This is no different than someone quitting smoking and then keeling over dead a week later. Stick with what works for you!

    • dudewhojump - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      It is not “bicepts.” You’re probably thinking of triceps, which is also not spelled that way. Mark Twain said something about opening one’s mouth once, and the consequences. Give that a look.

      • nolanwiffle - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        Newbie….

      • cur68 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        Did Mark Twain say anything about knowing your audience? d-moneky41 is bang on. In these parts it is most DEFINITELY “Bicepts”.

      • deathmonkey41 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:35 PM

        These kids- how sad for them that they missed out on our pal Bicepts…

      • deathmonkey41 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:46 PM

        And to not know what a 12 oz curl is…

      • ditto65 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:53 PM

        Can’t say I’m a better person for having known Bicepts, but I am a different person for it.

    • cur68 - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      I should have kept reading down. Someone did indeed think you meant actual weight lifting when you went with “12oz curl”.
      ‘Cepts would have got that reference. Dog knows he did enough “curling” of his own.

  2. themagicfanguy - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Give Webster a start or two while he rests. I’d like to see him in action.

  3. themagicfanguy - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    @Deathmonkey You’re probably not a doctor. Even if you are a doctor, you have no real information to go off of other than the basic info in this piece so how would you know how or why he got hurt? Oh right, you don’t know at all how or why he got hurt. For all you know, it was doing curls that led to this injury to begin with and continuing to do them might have made it worse.

    • mirmz - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      He said “12oz curls,” as in cans of beer, as in drinking beer in the clubhouse, as in the chicken and beer story. Sounds like you need to do a 12oz curl right about now.

    • stlouis1baseball - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      Dude…TWELVE OUNCE CURLS. As in…cans o’ beer.

  4. chacochicken - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Maybe the disabled list is avoiding John. You know, not answering the phone, pretending its not home. Id say the ole list has had its fill of Lackey by now anyway.

  5. kjericho43 - Apr 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    I’d like to see Aceves get a start so he can
    1 suck
    2 do something absolutely shithouse
    3 get released.

  6. uyf1950 - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    Lackey’s “structural damage” is in his brain. That’s why they couldn’t find any damage to his arm.

    • pisano - Apr 8, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      Correct my friend, the guys a total dick head.

    • drewzducks - Apr 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

      Then you have Micahel Pinedacolada. Structural damage to the shoulder and apparently to the brain, unless that DUI in Tampa was part of the great Yankee plan to have him fully immerse himself in all phases of the term “Rehab”.

  7. anxovies - Apr 8, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    As a Yankee fan I include a prayer for Lackey’s good health every night before bed.

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