The celebrity news web site TMZ has reported Red Sox pitcher John Lackey has filed for divorce from his wife, Krista.
The report cites court documents filed in Texas on Aug. 30, and indicates the couple had a prenuptial agreement.
Krista has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Lackey, who was the starting pitcher in the second game of yesterday's doubleheader in New York, expressed anger at his postgame news conference over a text message he received inquiring about a personal issue.
"Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game, I got a text message on my cellphone from one of you ... somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff," Lackey said. "And I shouldn't even be standing up here having to deal with this. I'm sitting here listening to music. I don't know who got my phone number, but that's over the line."
Lackey was testy from the start of the interview, bristling at a question about a "rocky" first inning, then muttering under his breath.
He was also asked if he was distracted by the text message, but responded only "this is unbelievable I've got to deal with this."
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