5 years ago

Red Sox manager John Farrell expressed confidence that John Lackey (elbow) will be healthy and ready to pitch in spring training after missing all of last season.

Lackey is 16 months removed from from Tommy John surgery and the Red Sox are counting on to him to open the season in their starting rotation. While he's now finally healthy, there's still major questions on how the 34-year-old will hold up after posting a 5.36 ERA over his first two seasons with Boston. Lackey is under contract for $15.25 million in 2013 and 2014.