John Lackey Heading To the Boston Red Sox

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John Lackey Heading To the Boston Red Sox
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ESPN is reporting that free agent John Lackey traveled to Boston Monday morning to undergo a physical for the Red Sox.  The two sides may be getting close to reaching an agreement. 

Lackey, who turned 31 in October was said to be looking for a five year deal worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $83 million.  This comes a year after the Yankees signed A.J. Burnett to a five year $82.5 million deal.

The righty started 27 games going 11-8 in 2009.  He had an ERA of 3.83 and struck out 139 while walking only 49.  In the 2009 post season, Lackey shined in Game One of the AL Division series going seven-plus innings allowing no runs and leading the Angels to a 5-0 win over the Red Sox.

However, during the course of his career, Lackey has struggled in nine starts at Fenway Park, going only 2-5 with an ERA over five.

At this time, there are no details on what the deal between the two parties might be.  It is believed that Lackey turned down a deal worth $72 million from the Angels to stay in Los Angeles.

The Angels were hesitant to offer Lackey a five year deal due to some questions about his durability after he missed a number of starts the last couple of years.

 

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