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Lackey wasn't surprised by departure

Updated: May 5, 2010, 12:23 AM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

BOSTON -- The Los Angeles Angels have gained a reputation among players for allowing their young talent to depart when it reaches free agency.

"I think the track record kind of speaks for itself," John Lackey said Tuesday.

The Angels will get an idea of how much they miss Lackey, who signed a five-year, $82.5 million deal in Boston over the winter, when they face him Wednesday afternoon at Fenway Park. The Angels did make an effort to retain Lackey, but their offer came up a ...

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