5 years ago

John Lackey (elbow) threw 20 pitches of live batting practice Thursday afternoon.

"He felt even better than he looked last time and looked better than he did last time," said Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "His velocity is pretty good, I'll tell you that." The next step calls for him to pitch a two-inning simulated game. He hopes to pitch a couple of innings in the instructional league before the offseason begins.