Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Jon Lester Still Open To 'Hometown Discount'

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Jon Lester is still willing to make a deal with the Red Sox that would net him less money than if he went to free agency. The lefty re-stated his position to the media on Monday in Fort Myers. Said Lester, "I'm not going to go back on what I said. I said what I said from the heart and I mean it. We'll see where it goes from there. We've still got a long way to go.  If it's something we do get done in spring training, great. If it's not, I think you have to take everything as it comes. If that involves going through the season still talking or getting it done early, you have to play it by ear." Stay tuned.