Thursday, August 18, 2022

Braves meeting with Jon Lester this week

The Atlanta Braves are scheduled to meet with Jon Lester this week reports ESPN’s Buster Olney.

We would not read too much into that.

The Braves traded away outfielder Jason Heyward on Monday acquiring pitcher Shelby Miller but will at-least talk with Lester about a potential deal.

It is more likely that Lester’s $100 million contract is too much for the Braves as both the Cubs and Red Sox have previously been linked to the 30-year-old left hander.

In 32 starts last season Lester was 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP between the Red Sox and Athletics.

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