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Red Sox delay decision on John Lackey

He’s improving, but unlikely for Friday

John Lackey is unlikely to make his scheduled start Friday against the Tampa Bay Rays because of a strained right biceps, Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday.

But Lackey remains on the active roster. As they often do, the Sox have tabled their decision on an injured player to see whether his condition improves.

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