Report: Lackey's wife diagnosed with breast cancer

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Report: Lackey's wife diagnosed with breast cancer

Krista Lackey, the wife of Red Sox pitcher John Lackey, was diagnosed with breast cancer just prior to Thanksgiving, according to a report on WEEI.com.

John Lackey told Rob Bradford that Krista Lackey "was doing really good" and that the disease was caught at an early stage. During a press conference on Monday, Lackey said he had spent most of the offseason in California "because my wife was getting some treatment out there," but didn't elaborate.

Krista Lackey is a Maine native who graduated from the University of New Hampshire. She is said to have influenced her husband to sign as a free agent with the Red Sox.

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