Sat, 12 Apr 2014 09:52:39 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will not resume contract talks with the team until the end of the season. The team offered Lester a four-year deal worth $70 million to $80 million this offseason, but Lester rejected it, according to sources. The team is willing to increase their offer but may lose Lester if they do not dramatically improve the offer.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:15:05 -0700
The Boston Red Sox have stopped contract extension talks with SP Jon Lester for now. The two sides could resume talks during the regular season.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:50:48 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will start the team's opening day game this year.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:50:36 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester said he believes contract extension talks with the team are headed in the right decision as the regular season approaches. Lester is also willing to talk an extension after the season starts.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:01:09 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester and the team are still interested in a contract extension. Lester has publicly stated he does not like change, which makes the likelihood some sort of extension will get finished pretty likely.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:18:36 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester, John Lackey and Clay Buchholz will not pitch until their second turn in the spring training rotation because of the appearances they made during the playoffs. RPs Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa, Craig Breslow and Edward Mujica will also be used cautiously during spring training.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:21:29 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester said he's willing to give the team a discount in order to stay in Boston on a long-term extension. Lester is eligible for free agency after the 2014 season. "These guys are my No. 1 priority," Lester said. "I want to be here 'til they rip this jersey off my back."
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 12:58:32 -0800
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester said he'd prefer to discuss a contract extension before Opening Day, but he's willing to negotiate.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:17:24 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, Felix Doubront and John Lackey are all generating trade interest, and teams are particularly interested in Lackey, who is owed $15.75 million over the next two seasons.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 14:34:42 -0700
The Boston Red Sox, as expected, exercised SP Jon Lester's $13 million option for the 2014 season Friday, Nov. 1. They have yet to begin talks on a contract extension.