John Lackey has officially been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to April 7th, after straining his right bicep in Toronto. Alfredo Aceves will start in his place tomorrow, and will take his slot in the rotation until he can make his return.
Thankfully, the recovery time for a strain like this is much, much shorter than the yearlong recovery from Tommy John surgery that Lackey had just completed. It's a real shame to lose John Lackey to a fluke injury like this, after all of his hard work getting back on the field, and especially because of the solid outing he was turning in against the Blue Jays at the time.
But the way things looked Saturday when Lackey grabbed at his arm and left the game in the middle of an at-bat, the 15-day DL is getting off easy. If Lackey can come back in two weeks and pitch the way he was pitching this weekend, I think it's safe to say that we all dodged a bullet. This is really hurting my fantasy team, but I think I can recover.