Friday, August 31, 2012

Lester Was Claimed On Waivers; Pulled Back

Associated Press
FOX Sports is reporting that an unknown team claimed Jon Lester off waivers last week, but—apparently—the Red Sox pulled back the left-hander. Lester had a mediocre outing last night in Anaheim, giving up five runs in an eight-inning stint. He's signed for next year at over $11 1/2 million—with a team option ($14 million) for 2014. It appears that the Red Sox have decided that Lester is one of the core of players they can build around going forward in the new "disciplined" era of acquisitions.