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John Lackey to make minor league rehab start Monday

Apr 18, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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It was easy to think the worst when John Lackey left his start against the Blue Jays on April 6 with a right arm injury, but he’s already on track to return to game action.

Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports that Lackey is expected to make a minor league rehab start Monday with Double-A Portland. The veteran right-hander was placed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained biceps muscle, but he resumed throwing earlier this week after symptoms subsided.

Franklin Morales is also expected to pitch for Portland on Monday as he rehabs from a back injury and could be an option for the rotation if Lackey suffers a setback. Alfredo Aceves has allowed five runs in 10 innings over two starts while filling in for Lackey. He’s slated to make his next start Monday against the Athletics.

  1. proudlycanadian - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:40 PM

    I hope that he returns to the Red Sox quickly.

    • quintjs - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:17 PM

      not everything you say has to be negative towards the Red Sox, or one of their players…

  2. proudlyfrenchcanadian - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    You have given up hope too early!

    It’s too early for you to be trolling RS articles!

    Are you really that down on us already???

  3. jcmeyer10 - Apr 19, 2013 at 10:04 AM

    Good to hear. He seemed to be pitching well until he got hurt. Money aside, every team could use another solid mid rotation guy.

    I love Fredo but Lord knows it’s a crap shoot when you put him out there past 4 innings.

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