Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey isn't too happy he has to face Alex Rodriguez this weekend in light of the Yankees slugger receiving a 211-game suspension for his role in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing drug scandal.

"I've got a problem with it. You bet I do" Lackey told the Boston Globe on Thursday. "How is he still playing? He obviously did something and he's playing. I'm not sure that's right. ... It's pretty evident he's been doing stuff for a lot of years I've been facing him."

Lackey is scheduled to face the Yankees and Rodriguez on Saturday at Fenway Park in the second of a three-game series. The Red Sox right-hander said Rodriguez is a frequent topic of conversation in the Red Sox's clubhouse particularly among pitchers.