The Boston Red Sox have been speaking to the representatives of free agent left hander Jon Lester about a return to the team for which he pitched for from 2006 until a midseason trade this year.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Wednesday the team had spoken to Lester’s agents and that talks would continue.
Cherington said he met Lester's reps "socially" and didn't talk specifics, but the "conversations will continue."
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Currently it is unclear if a contract has been extended to the 30-year-old but there does at-least seam to be interest on both sides in a reunion.
Along with Max Scherzer, Lester is considered the top free agent pitcher on the market.
In 32 starts between the Red Sox and Athletics Lester posted a career best 2.46 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He has topped 190 innings in each of the last seven seasons.
Currently we view the Red Sox as the favorites to land Lester but these things are fluid.