Dodgers making late push to sign pitcher Jon Lester

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The contract terms for Jon Lester seem to have settled somewhere around the six-year $138 million that the Cubs are said to have offered.

While the Red Sox have been said to be approaching that number one other option for the left hander could be the Dodgers.

WEEI’s Rob Bradford writes “The basis of a run at Lester by the Dodgers is fairly self-explanatory. While the team has the most dominant pitcher in the game in Clayton Kershaw and an elite No. 2 in Zack Greinke, the depth behind them is less than dominant — particularly given that Greinke can opt out of his six-year, $147 million deal after the 2015 season (the third year of his contract).”

Coming off his best season, the 30-year-old Lester is hitting free agency at the right time. While splitting time between the Red Sox and Athletics he made 32 starts posting a 2.46 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.

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