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John Lackey to have elbow surgery

Updated: October 26, 2011, 9:34 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox right-handed pitcher John Lackey will need Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2012 season, new Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said during his introductory press conference on Tuesday.

Lackey recently received an MRI and was examined by Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles, and it was decided the pitcher would undergo the procedure. A date for the surgery has not been set.

"John Lackey pitched through circumstances this year ...

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