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.