Lester slated to start week from Tuesday

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    Lester slated to start week from Tuesday

    WEEI:

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona said before his team's game with the Rays Sunday night that Jon Lester, who is rehabbing from an injured left lat muscle, is slated to return to the starting rotation July 26 when the Sox play the Royals at Fenway Park.

    "He'll throw a side tomorrow. He'll come back Wednesday and throw a pretty significant side, and then Friday or Saturday he'll throw a smaller side. Then he'll pitch (a week from Tuesday," Francona said.

    "He wanted to pitch Friday, so I think that's good news for us that he must feel good. But weaned to give him a chance where he can go out and not be stuck on 60 pitches in his first comeback."

    Francona noted that the Red Sox were most likely fortunate that they caught the injury when the did -- taking Lester out of his July 5 after four innings despite not having given up a hit.

    "I think we caught it quick enough where he didn't throw another inning or two and do more damage," the manager said.

     
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    Re: Lester slated to start week from Tuesday

    always better to be safe with such injuries to significant staff members at this time of the year.   sox will certainly need him to be very effective once he gets back to full strength.
     
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    Re: Lester slated to start week from Tuesday

    If Lester can come back 100% with "only" missing three weeks, I'll take it! We'll have trouble winning games for those three weeks, however.

    Oh, wait. We're 6-1 with series coming up against the Orioles, Royals, and Mariners? Tell Jon he can take his time coming back. :)
     

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