Last week, CBS Sports reported that a contract extension for Red Sox ace Jon Lester would not come during the season, making the lefthander a free agent for the first time in his career after the season.
According to WEEI’s Rob Bradford, Lester would consider negotiating with the team during the season, as long as there is an indication it would be a brief process instead of a process drawn out over several weeks.
This would be great news for the Red Sox, who should do what they can to secure Lester, who has nailed down a 9-7 record on this mediocre Red Sox squad. The hurler has a 2.92 ERA in 114 innings, with 115 strikeouts and 29 walks this season. Continue reading Jon Lester Willing to Negotiate Contract Extension Mid-Season, Reports Say »