15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
22 hours ago

Lackey (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Thursday and hopes to start on Sunday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Lackey hurled quality starts in each of his last five outings before going on the DL on August 19, but the Cubs don't want to push him with a playoff berth all but assured. If he doesn't report any shoulder soreness after Thursday's bullpen, he'll be all set to go this weekend.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
4 days ago

Lackey (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session in Chicago on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs are being cautious with the big picture in mind, easing Lackey through his throwing progression after he developed a some shoulder stiffness earlier this month. His move to the DL was described by Muskat as "precautionary more than anything."

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
1 week ago

Lackey (shoulder) played catch Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

His move to the DL was described as "precautionary more than anything," and Lackey's ability to resume throwing just days after being deactivated fully supports that notion. The Cubs are hoping Lackey will be able to throw a bullpen session this weekend in Los Angeles in preparation for an early-September return to the major league rotation.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey (shoulder) is headed to the 15-day DL, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

EDGE Analysis

The move is not official, but it should be made prior to Friday's game, as the Cubs have a couple bullpen arms coming up from the minors. According to Muskat, the move is precautionary, and the Cubs are able to take such precautions thanks to a 13-game lead in the NL Central. Mike Montgomery is scheduled to start Saturday at Coors Field, with Trevor Cahill slated to back him up in that start, as Montgomery likely won't be able to log more than three or four innings since he is not stretched out. Look for Montgomery and Cahill to continue to handle what would have been Lackey's workload for as long as he is out. He is eligible to return at the end of the month.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey (shoulder), who has had his Saturday start pushed back to Tuesday, could end up on the disabled list, CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

A DL stint is not a lock by any stretch, but it appears it's still a possibility due to soreness in his pitching shoulder. For now, he's scheduled to pitch next Tuesday in San Diego. However, owners should continue to monitor his status as the date approaches to ensure he takes the mound.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey (shoulder) will have his next start pushed to Tuesday at San Diego, the Chicago Tribune's Mark Gonzales reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had originally been scheduled to start Saturday against the Rockies, but the Cubs will elect to play it safe and give him three days of extra rest before making his next start. Mike Montgomery will instead get the start Saturday, with Trevor Cahill piggybacking off Montgomery, with both pitchers expected to log around four innings against the Rockies.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey (shoulder) says he is "alright" and expects to start Saturday against Colorado, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After leaving Sunday's game against St. Louis in the seventh inning with shoulder stiffness, Lackey acknowledged it was likely caused from warming up in the bullpen during Friday's extra-inning win. The veteran said he had been feeling tight since the bullpen session and manager Joe Maddon erred on the side of caution by removing him.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey was removed from Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to stiffness in his right shoulde

EDGE Analysis

Lackey had already thrown 106 pitches at the time of his removal, giving up one unearned run on four hits and a walk while striking out five over 6.2 innings. Speaking after the game, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Lackey is already feeling better after receiving some treatment, according to ESPN's Jesse Rogers. The 37-year-old's next start is scheduled for Saturday in Colorado.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
2 weeks ago

Lackey was forced to exit Sunday's start in the seventh inning with an undisclosed injury.

EDGE Analysis

Lackey was already at 106 pitches and so the Cubs had little reason to risk leaving him in, so it's hard to say how major or minor this injury is until we hear more from the training staff. He was having a fantastic start, as Lackey allowed just one unearned run on four hits and a walk through 6.2 innings. Consider him day-to-day until more information emerges.

15DJohn Lackey
SP CHC
3 weeks ago

Lackey (9-7) allowed one run on three hits and a walk and struck out six over eight innings in a dominant win Tuesday over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

After allowing a first-inning homer to Kole Calhoun, Lackey utterly locked down the Angels lineup. He induced a solid 12 swinging strikes in 102 pitches and was in control the entire time, throwing first-pitch strikes to 17 of 27 batters. The effort extended his quality start streak to four, and he owns an excellent 23:4 K:BB in 27 innings over that stretch.