Struggling pitcher files for divorce

John Lackey, a pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, has had a rough season, posting a 12-12 record and an earned run average of 6.41. However, off the field, life may be even more difficult for the hurler.

According to the Boston Globe, Lackey has filed for divorce from his wife, Krista, who has been undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

Lackey has battled with the Boston sports media throughout his tenure in the city, but the divorce claims resulted in a fiery press conference following the team’s recent double header against the New York Yankees. Lackey told the media that he had received a text message from a member of the press 30 minutes before his start, asking about personal issues. Also in the press conference, he reportedly said that “this is unbelievable I’ve got to deal with this.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, John Lackey was married to his wife Krista in 2008 and the couple has a pre-nuptial agreement. The divorce petition was filed in Texas on August 30.