|Oct. 30 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE1:32 PM CT-The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on Lackey, which is at the major league minimum. The right-hander agreed to an $82.5 million, five-year contract with Boston in December 2009 that contained a provision for a conditional team option at the minimum if he missed a season due to a specified injury. Lackey did not pitch in 2012 after reconstructive elbow surgery.
Analysis: The major league minimum next year will be $500,000 plus a cost-of-living adjustment to be determined Nov. 20, which is likely to be $9,000 to $10,000. Lackey, who turned 36 on Oct. 23, was 14-10 with a 3.83 ERA last year with the Red Sox and Cardinals and was 1-0 in two postseason starts for the NL Central champions.
|Sep. 20 1:03 PM PT2:03 PM MT3:03 PM CT4:03 PM ET16:03 ET20:03 GMT4:03 1:03 PM MST3:03 PM EST3:33 PM VEN0:03 UAE (+1)3:03 PM CT-Lackey powered back into the St. Louis postseason rotation picture with 7 2-3 dominant innings in St. Louis' 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.
Analysis: Lackey (3-2, 4.50 ERA) was passed over in the just-completed three-game series against Milwaukee after complaining of a dead arm. The 35-year-old right-hander arrived at the trade deadline with a big-game reputation but was 2-2 with a 5.05 ERA in his first eight starts.
|Aug. 4 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Lackey earned his 12th victory Sunday in his debut with the Cardinals, limiting the Brewers to two runs in seven innings of a 3-2 win.
Analysis: St. Louis is getting a hot pitcher in Lackey, who is 3-1 with a 2.33 ERA in his last four starts including Sunday's strong showing.
|July 31 10:38 AM PT11:38 AM MT12:38 PM CT1:38 PM ET13:38 ET17:38 GMT1:38 10:38 AM MST12:38 PM EST1:08 PM VEN21:38 UAE12:38 PM CT-The Boston Red Sox have traded Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the trade.
Analysis: Lackey was 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA as the No. 2 starter in Boston's rotation.
|July 27 11:25 AM PT12:25 PM MT1:25 PM CT2:25 PM ET14:25 ET18:25 GMT2:25 11:25 AM MST1:25 PM EST1:55 PM VEN22:25 UAE1:25 PM CT-Lackey fell 3-0 to the Rays on Saturday night.
Analysis: Lackey came up short in his first attempt at his 150th win, giving up three runs and eight hits over seven innings. He faces the Yankees in his next start.
|July 22 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Lackey allowed one run and two hits over seven innings to win 14-1 at Toronto on Monday.
Analysis: Lackey has posted a 2.08 ERA in winning back-to-back starts. He owns a solid 3.66 mark on the season.
|July 6 12:58 PM PT1:58 PM MT2:58 PM CT3:58 PM ET15:58 ET19:58 GMT3:58 12:58 PM MST2:58 PM EST3:28 PM VEN23:58 UAE2:58 PM CT-Lackey had another tough outing in the second half of Saturday's doubleheader with Baltimore, surrendering five runs and a season worst-matching 10 hits over 5 1-3 innings in a 7-4 defeat.
Analysis: Lackey is 1-2 over his last three starts with an unsightly 10.29 ERA.
|June 24 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Lackey got his butt kicked Monday.
Analysis: Lackey was done after 3 2-3 innings, snapping a string of 39 straight starts going at least five innings. He gave up seven hits and walked three. Lackey needed 36 pitches to get through three innings and threw 38 pitches in getting just two outs in the fourth. He faces the Yanks next.
|May 29 3:31 PM PT4:31 PM MT5:31 PM CT6:31 PM ET18:31 ET22:31 GMT6:31 3:31 PM MST5:31 PM EST6:01 PM VEN2:31 UAE (+1)5:31 PM CT-Lackey allowed eight hits in 6 1-3 scoreless innings while striking out nine in Wednesday's 4-0 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: That makes it 13 1-3 scoreless innings over his last two starts.
|Apr. 30 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET12:30 ET16:30 GMT0:30 9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST12:00 PM VEN20:30 UAE11:30 AM CT-Lackey pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 on a chilly Tuesday night.
Analysis: Lackey (4-2, 3.83 ERA) scattered six hits and allowed two runs, striking out five and walking one. He's allowed a combined three runs in his last 16 innings after giving up 12 in his previous 11.
|Apr. 24 7:25 AM PT8:25 AM MT9:25 AM CT10:25 AM ET10:25 ET14:25 GMT22:25 7:25 AM MST9:25 AM EST9:55 AM VEN18:25 UAE9:25 AM CT-Lackey improved to 3-2 as the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lackey was brilliant as he allowed one run and seven hits in eight innings with 11 strikeouts and no walks to avoid a third straight loss. He will face the Rays next.
|Apr. 19 10:12 AM PT11:12 AM MT12:12 PM CT1:12 PM ET13:12 ET17:12 GMT1:12 10:12 AM MST12:12 PM EST12:42 PM VEN21:12 UAE12:12 PM CT-Lackey was pounded by the O's on Friday.
Analysis: Lackey surrendered six earned runs over 5 1-3 innings. It was the second straight start in which Lackey gave up six runs and failed to make it out of the sixth inning and he gets the Yanks next - that could spell doom.
|Apr. 13 11:13 AM PT12:13 PM MT1:13 PM CT2:13 PM ET14:13 ET18:13 GMT2:13 11:13 AM MST1:13 PM EST1:43 PM VEN22:13 UAE1:13 PM CT-Lackey missed a chance to get off to a 3-0 start for the first time in his career Saturday.
Analysis: Lackey was tagged for a career-high four home runs in 5 2-3 innings. He gave up 10 hits. He walked none, fanned six.
|Apr. 8 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Lackey allowed one unearned run and five hits over seven innings to beat Texas 5-1 on Monday.
Analysis: Lackey is now 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA on the young season. He'll try to continue his hot start this weekend at Yankee Stadium.
|Apr. 3 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Lackey allowed three hits in six innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Lackey (1-0) gave up two runs, walked one and struck out six. The right-hander is 14-5 with a 3.34 ERA in 24 career starts against Baltimore.
|2002||Ana||9||4||0 - 0||18||18||1||108.1||113||52||44||10||33||0||69||1.35||3.66|
|2003||Ana||10||16||0 - 0||33||33||2||204.0||223||117||105||31||66||4||151||1.42||4.63|
|2004||Ana||14||13||0 - 0||33||32||1||198.1||215||108||103||22||60||4||144||1.39||4.67|
|2005||LAA||14||5||0 - 0||33||33||1||209.0||208||85||80||13||71||3||199||1.33||3.44|
|2006||LAA||13||11||0 - 0||33||33||3||217.2||203||98||86||14||72||4||190||1.26||3.56|
|2007||LAA||19||9||0 - 0||33||33||2||224.0||219||87||75||18||52||2||179||1.21||3.01|
|2008||LAA||12||5||0 - 0||24||24||3||163.1||161||71||68||26||40||1||130||1.23||3.75|
|2009||LAA||11||8||0 - 0||27||27||1||176.1||177||84||75||17||47||1||139||1.27||3.83|
|2010||Bos||14||11||0 - 0||33||33||0||215.0||233||114||105||18||72||2||156||1.42||4.40|
|2011||Bos||12||12||0 - 0||28||28||0||160.0||203||119||114||20||56||1||108||1.62||6.41|
|2013||Bos||10||13||0 - 0||29||29||2||189.1||179||80||74||26||40||0||161||1.16||3.52|
|2014||Bos||11||7||0 - 0||21||21||1||137.1||137||60||55||15||32||0||116||1.23||3.60|
|2014||StL||3||3||0 - 0||10||10||0||60.2||69||34||29||9||15||1||48||1.38||4.30|
|2014||Tot||14||10||0 - 0||31||31||1||198.0||206||94||84||24||47||1||164||1.28||3.82|
|Career||152||117||0 - 0||355||354||17||2263.1||2340||1109||1013||239||656||23||1790||1.32||4.03|
|2002||Ana||Total||2||0||0 - 0||5||3||0||22.1||21||6||6||0||6||4||17||2.42|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||3.0||3||0||0||0||1||0||3||0.00|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||3||0||0||0||0||0||7||0.00|
|WS||1||0||0 - 0||3||2||0||12.1||15||6||6||0||5||4||7||4.38|
|2005||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||16.1||15||8||8||1||10||0||12||4.41|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.1||7||3||3||0||9||0||9||2.38|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||8||5||5||1||1||0||3||9.00|
|2007||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||9||4||4||2||2||0||4||6.00|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||9||4||4||2||2||0||4||6.00|
|2008||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.2||11||4||4||1||4||0||6||2.63|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.2||11||4||4||1||4||0||6||2.63|
|2009||LAA||Total||1||1||0 - 0||3||3||0||19.2||19||7||5||0||7||0||14||2.29|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.1||4||0||0||0||1||0||4||0.00|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||12.1||15||7||5||0||6||0||10||3.65|
|2013||Bos||Total||3||1||0 - 0||5||4||0||26.0||25||8||8||0||6||0||25||2.70|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||7||4||4||0||3||0||6||6.75|
|LCS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.2||4||0||0||0||0||0||8||0.00|
|WS||1||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||14.0||14||4||4||0||3||0||11||2.57|
|2014||StL||Total||1||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||13.0||10||5||5||0||2||1||11||3.46|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||7.0||5||1||1||0||1||0||8||1.29|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||5||4||4||0||1||1||3||6.00|
|Career||7||5||0 - 0||21||18||0||117.0||110||42||40||4||37||5||89||3.08|
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