John Lackey's agent, Steve Hilliard, met with Angels GM Tony Reagins last week, presumably to discuss a contract extension. Lackey will be eligible for free agency after this season. (Information courtesy of Bill Shaikin with the L.A. Times).
"It's early," Lackey said Tuesday. "I'm supposed to hear something back this week. We'll see. I'm not worrying too much about it. I'm just trying to handle my business."
The 30-year-old Lackey is believed to be seeking a deal in the five year, $80MM territory. He went 12-5 with a 3.75 ERA last season and will be the most highly coveted free agent starter if he hits the open market.