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John Lackey shelved with elbow strain

Updated: May 17, 2011, 2:44 AM ET
By Steven Krasner | Special to ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said John Lackey was not happy to be placed on the disabled list Monday because of a strained right elbow.

But Francona explained to the media after Monday night's 8-7 walk-off win over the Orioles that this is too early in the year to not stop and try to get the struggling right-hander healthy for meaningful games later in the year.

"He's been having some tugging in his elbow," Francona said of Lackey, who had been scheduled ...

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