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Red Sox Sign Lester

The Red Sox and Jon Lester have agreed to a five year deal worth 30 million dollars, with a 13 million dollar team option for 2014. Lester, who overcame cancer to pitch in the World Series, is the third Red Sox player to be signed this offseason. He joins Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis as the Red Sox homegrown talent signed to long term deals. His ability to keep the ball down consistently played into his success this past season. If he can keep his walks down, he should be in for another big year.

This story was approved by MLB Rumors.