Early this Monday morning, a report circled that the best free-agent starter available on the market, John Lackey , was in Boston taking a physical, a precursor to a signing with the Red Sox. AOL FanhouseÆs Ed Price first reported the news, and then other media outlets, including Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports , echoed the report.
In an interview, ESPNÆs Jayson Stark chuckled, ôIt is very rare that a player fly to a town to take a physical when an agreement isnÆt at least near.ö So, though there has not been any confirmation from the Lackey camp nor the Red Sox, he appears Boston-bound.
I thought the Red Sox would be plum crazy to even negotiate with the 31-year old, who missed six starts last year due to elbow problems. Then, as reports came flying in regarding the yearly ...
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