Earlier on Monday we had various media reports that  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim free agent pitcher John Lackey was in Boston to take a physical with the Red Sox.

Los Angeles Angels' pitcher John Lackey, left, talks to catcher Jeff Mathis before being relieved in the sixth inning of Game 1 of the American League Championship baseball series against the New York Yankees, Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, in New York - AP PhotoNow later on Monday afternoon, it is being reported by SI.com and ESPN.com that the Red Sox and Lackey have agreed to a 5 year deal worth somewhere between $82.5 to $85 million.

There’s been no word from any of the local scribes confirming this is a done deal yet but usually when Jon Heyman is the one to report it, it’s pretty much a done deal.

Once anything official comes out from the Red Sox or any of the local media up here, I’ll let ya’ll know.

Update 12/15: The deal is being held up due to some contract language according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. But it doesn’t appear to be too big of an issue as Lackey’s press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at Fenway Park. It’s being reported too that the deal is for 5 years, $82.5 million which is exactly what AJ Burnett got from the Yankees.