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Red Sox | Jon Lester will pitch second

Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:47:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will pitch the second inning in the All-Star game, according to NESN's sideline reporter Gary Striewski.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NESN.com - Gary Striewski

Red Sox | Were prepared to increase offer to Jon Lester

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:09:04 -0700

The Boston Red Sox were prepared to raise their initial suggestion to impending free-agent SP Jon Lester from $70 million for four years to $100 million for five years, according to people familiar with the talks. Lester asked to halt in-season talks to avoid distractions, and the club intends to honor his wishes, according to sources.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Red Sox | Rotation for after break set

Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:38:26 -0700

The Boston Red Sox will start SP Clay Buchholz in the first game after the All-Star break. He will be followed by SPs Rubby De La Rosa, Jon Lester, John Lackey and Jake Peavy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Mike Vernon

Red Sox | Jon Lester fans 12

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:12:33 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester received a no-decision after pitching seven innings, allowing one run on seven hits, with no walks and 12 strikeouts Thursday, July 10, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Lester has only allowed a single earned run over his last 23 innings pitched. He is statistically having a career year and potentially pitching over his head. Expect Lester to have a strong second half, but he is more of a No. 2 starting pitcher in fantasy than an ace.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Maureen Mullen

Red Sox | Continuing extension talks with Jon Lester

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 09:48:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester and his representatives are continuing "conversations" that could lead to another offer for a long-term contract extension, according to a major league source. Lester has all along preferred not to re-open talks until after the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Gordon Edes

Red Sox | Jon Lester optimistic

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:50:21 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester said that his unwillingness to discuss a new contract right now doesn't mean one won't be completed. "There is no reason not to have hope," said Lester, according to CBSBoston.com. "The talks have been amicable and everybody has been good to each other as far as being truthful, being honest and up-front with guys." Lester previously said this spring that he would consider a "hometown discount" to stay in Boston, yet Lester's camp rejected a reported four-year, $70 million offer from the Red Sox in April.

Fantasy Tip: Maybe Boston will consider trading Lester if this goes south, but it's doubtful, considering they value the southpaw and Boston technically isn't out of any playoff race just yet.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSBoston.com - Dan Roche

MLB | AL pitchers announced for All-Star Game

Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:23:13 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka and RP Dellin Betances, Oakland Athletics SP Scott Kazmir and RP Sean Doolittle, Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish, Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price and Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer have been named as the pitchers for the American League in the 2014 All-Star Game.

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Red Sox | Jon Lester, John Lackey to start Saturday

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:34:58 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is scheduled to start the first game of the doubleheader Saturday, July 5, while SP John Lackey will start the second game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Jon Lester halts contract talks

Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:10:26 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has halted contract talks until the offseason.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Red Sox | Jon Lester not interested in talking in season

Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:50:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester does not want to have contract extension talks during the season, because he believes it could become a distraction, according to a source. The two sides have not made much progress in talks.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: WEEI.com - Rob Bradford