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John Lackey – Pitching With Plantar Fasciitis

John Lackey, right-handed starting pitcher for the World Champion Chicago Cubs, will be 39 years old in October. He is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his right foot, yet will start Tuesday’s game against the Braves after getting some extended All Star Break rest. Lackey was effective over six innings in his last start on July 5th before going on the 10-day DL the following day. This will be his first start since being activated.

The likelihood that ten days of rest will have resolved Lackey’s problem is not great. It becomes more about how

Breaking Down Albert Pujols' Plantar Fasciitis

albert_pujols_betterFor a guy whose foot is “hurting real bad”, Albert Pujols of the Angels is off to a great start this season. Though he is playing most games at DH rather than first base to limit the time he is on his feet, the logic, clearly a compromise, is flawed; He hits (and walks), therefore he stands and runs…

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