Things feel perfect for Lackey

He looks strong in first start for Sox and says transition's been smooth

Updated: March 7, 2010, 4:48 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- John Lackey is finally in the books as a member of the Boston Red Sox's starting rotation.

Lackey, a former Angel, made his spring debut on Saturday afternoon against the Twins at City of Palms Park and worked two perfect innings (20 pitches, 12 strikes) with one strikeout. The right-hander was throwing free and easy.

"He was good," said Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale. "It was his first outing this spring and it was a solid two innings. He commanded the ...

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