Red Sox picking up Jon Lester’s option for 2014


The Boston Red Sox will pick up Jon Lester’s option for the 2014 season.

Lester, 29, is due a modest $13 million next season. Currently the left  hander has a 3.86 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 193 1/3 innings of work.

Lester has spent all eight of his MLB seasons with the Red Sox with a career 98-56 record, 3.78 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP.

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