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John Lackey could be close to a deal with Boston

December 14, 2009 | 11:02 am

Lackey It appears former Angels pitcher John Lackey could be heading to Boston.

According to multiple sources, Lackey is close to signing a deal with the Boston Red Sox after taking a physical in Boston this morning. Details are still coming out, but FanHouse.com and Fox Sports are saying it's close to a done deal.

Lackey, 31, is considered one of the top free-agent pitchers available. He's gone 102-71 over his career, with a 3.81 ERA.

We'll have more later on www.latimes.com/sports.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: John Lackey. Credit: Paul Buck / EPA

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