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Dan shaughnessy

One aborted trade changed Jon Lester’s future

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Jon Lester had his moment in front of the Boston media after the first official workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers Monday.

Everybody wanted to talk to Lester about going into the final year of his contract. Will he really take a hometown discount to stay in Boston? Does he want Clayton Kershaw money? Can he truthfully tell us he wants to finish his career with the Red Sox? How much will it bother him if he goes through the season without an extension?

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