Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lackey May Need Tommy John

WEEI.com's Rob Bradford is reporting that John Lackey is visiting Dr. Lewis Yocum to examine issues with his pitching elbow. As a worst case, the diagnosis could be for Tommy John surgery.

This eventuality would likely nix any potential salary-guzzling deal to the Padres, but would kick in a health provision of the 'Worst Contract In Red Sox History'—saving the Red Sox millions in Luxury Taxes down the road.

Either way, we will be saddled with Lackey's legacy for years to come.