It didn’t take long for the Boston Red Sox to meet John Lackey in a different uniform.
The Red Sox begin a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s World Series. Although they won’t face Lackey in the series, they do have a chance to at least see him, less than one week after trading him to St. Louis.
Lackey spoke to the media before the game and said he was “glad to be (in St. Louis).” Still, he reflected on his time in Boston fondly.
“I had some great friends on that team that I left,” Lackey said. “I had a great year last year, and it was a ton of fun with that group of guys.”
The big Texan won his first start with the Cardinals on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers.
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