Red Sox Aiming For Lester Resolution By Opening Day

Red Sox GM Ben Cherington is focused on resolving Jon Lester's contract one way or another this week prior to Opening Day, he told reporters including WEEI's Rob Bradford.  Though Lester has indicated a willingness to continue contract talks during the season if the two sides are close, Cherington prefers to wrap things up before the Red Sox open their season in Baltimore a week from today.

Lester, 30, is eligible for free agency after the season.

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2 Comments on "Red Sox Aiming For Lester Resolution By Opening Day"

1 year 5 months ago

I think it ultimately gets done. They need someone for the young guys who will be coming up.

Len Mullen
1 year 5 months ago

I agree. Jon is a horse and horses pull the wagon in October. I also think that the team and Lester have been through a lot together and there is probably an inclination to get things done. Remember his agents inked the Pedroia deal — their clients tend to want to stay with one club.