Theo Epstein made another brilliant move with the young players on the Red Sox by locking up Jon Lester to a five year, $30 million deal, which also includes a $13 million club option for the 2014 season. The deal will be officially done when Lester takes a physical this week.
Lester joins Kevin Youkilis and Dustin Pedroia as players who reached contract extensions with the Red Sox this winter. They continue to build a solid core of players who came up through the system and will be playing at Fenway Park for many years to come. Here's more from Yahoo Sports.