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John Lackey to the pen? Who would even tell him? ‘My God,’ says Maddon

July 16th, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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BALTIMORE – Despite John Lackey’s significant struggles in the first half, the Cubs have not considered moving him out of the rotation as they mull changes with the starting staff.

“We’re not there yet,” manager Joe Maddon said Sunday as Jose Quintana made his Cubs debut against the Orioles after being acquired Thursday in a trade from the White Sox.

“I believe he’s going to have a really good second half,” Maddon added.

Lackey’s first half was his worst since pitching hurt for the Red Sox in 2011. His 5.20 ERA is the worst among the seven rotation options the Cubs have as they reset over the next week with …

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