Report: Exec Predicts Red Sox Will Re-Sign Jon Lester

CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) —  The free agent market is open in Major League Baseball, and one of the best arms available is Jon Lester.

The former Red Sox ace is coming off one of the best seasons in his nine-year career, going 16-11 with a career-best 2.46 ERA in 32 starts between Boston and Oakland. When he was sent to Oakland for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes at the trade deadline the Red Sox brass made it clear that they would be open to a Lester reunion in the offseason, but with a new philosophy of not locking in a pitcher over 30 years old to a long-term deal, it seemed that was just a pipe dream.

But according to ESPNBoston.com’s Gordon Edes, one MLB executive thinks the Red Sox will break away from that newfound philosophy to bring their former ace home again:

Few things invite more skepticism than the suggestion that the Boston Red Sox will…

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