John Lackey pitched on rehab assignment a year ago with Rancho Cucamonga. He might do it again this year.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports that John Lackey is likely to open the season on the disabled list after suffering elbow inflammation.
Assuming it’s nothing worse — MLB.com reports that team orthopedist Dr. Lewis Yocum will be in camp tomorrow to discuss the MRI results — Lackey will probably wind up making a rehab start or two in Rancho Cucamonga sometime in April.
With Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar also likely to be making rehab starts next month with the Quakes, Rancho Cucamonga will have the best rotation in the California League. For as long as it lasts.