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Red Sox And Jon Lester Put Extension Talks On Hold

The Boston Red Sox and pitching ace Jon Lester have agreed to put their contract extension talks on hold for now according to multiple reports.

Both sides are reportedly still interested in reaching an agreement at a later date and it is possible that talks could begin again at some point during the upcoming season.

The 30-year-old Lester went 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 213 innings pitched for the Red Sox last season and also starred in postseason play where he went 4-1 with a 1.56 ERA.