Thursday, May 29, 2014

Larry Lucchino Expects Lester Talks To Resume

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Appearing on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show, Red Sox President and CEO Larry Lucchino said he expected to re-start contract extension negotiations with Jon Lester before the end of the season. Back in April, multiple sources reported that the team had offered Lester an extension in the range of four years and $70 million—well below market value. Today, Lucchino said it would be a mistake to get "fixated" on the opening offer. As Red Sox fans recall, Lester has been an elite performer in post-season play throughout his career.