John Lackey RUMORS & NEWS

  • John Lackey plans to pitch in 2018

    Hardball Talk "When John Lackey exited after a 1-2-3 fifth inning in Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cubs last month, many assumed that marked his final appearance in the major leagues. The now 39-year-old was expected to retire. Lackey is not retiring and intends to pitch in 2018, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports..." November 07

  • John Lackey’s retirement announced in Jon Lester’s emotional tribute?

    Chicago Sun-Times "If this wasn’t a retirement party for John Lackey in the Cubs’ clubhouse Wednesday night, somebody forgot to tell an emotional Jon Lester, who addressed the team with a tribute to his closest friend in baseball – with what must have been a sting of champagne in his eyes. After calling Lackey..." September 29

  • John Lackey makes history, hits four White Sox batters in one game

    Sportsnaut "Tuesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox got chippy. Both benches were warned when White Sox pitcher Chris Beck hit Ian Happ with a pitch. That came after Cubs pitcher John Lackey hit some batters on his own, making team history in the process. " July 25

  • John Lackey on moving out of Cubs' rotation: 'That ain't going to happen'

    Chicago Tribune "John Lackey displayed his experience and wisdom before and after helping lead the Chicago Cubs past the Atlanta Braves 5-1 for their fifth consecutive victory. Lackey, 38, was careful not to start warming up Tuesday night before Braves left-hander Sean Newcomb began his pre-game tosses, as the..." July 19