MRI on John Lackey comes back negative for structural damage


John Lackey has been diagnosed with a mid-biceps strain and will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list. The injury should miss less then a month after leaving his Saturday start with the injury.

According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said that it was his “understanding of the MRI is that he had a mid-biceps strain, no structural damage.”

That would be great news for the Red Sox and the 34-year-old pitcher who missed all of 2012 after needing Tommy John surgery.

Boston can either use Alfredo Aceves as a spot starter for call up a player from Triple-A such as Allen Webster.

Lackey joined the Red Sox as a free agent prior to the 2010 season. Since that time he has been a disappointment making 62 starts and compiling a 26-24 record. During that span he has a 5.24 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.

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