According to multiple reports, free-agent right hander John Lackey has signed aáfive-year contract witháthe Red Sox for somewhere in the vicinity ofá$82-$85 million. The five-year offer for a 31-year-old pitcher is out of character for the Red Sox, and it will be very interesting to see which domino falls next for their busy front office. Lackey will be an asset to the Red Sox' rotation; he has a career 3.81 ERA, all in the AL. He's reached 200 innings in four seasons, and 198 in another.á
However, Lackey hasn't come close to 200 the last two seasons, missing a month-plus in each due to arm trouble. In 2008 he made just 24 starts, and last year he made 27.
And the big Texan has never won more than 19 games. Overall, he has won just 102 games in eight seasonsùan aver ...
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