The Red Sox met with Jon Lester’s agent for an “extended period of time”

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Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports that Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington met with the representatives for free agent left-hander Jon Lester on Tuesday night “for an extended period of time.”

Dad: Now, son, your mother and I went on a date last night. And I know that may be confusing to you since we separated last year. It’s sometimes confusing to us, too.

Son: So are you getting back together? Or —

Dad: I don’t know.

Son: OK. Whatever. I’m going up to my room to play video games. Maybe don’t talk to me about this sort of stuff unless you have something real to tell me. God.

I can’t help but think this is just Lester’s agent’s first of many stops. There are a lot of teams who could be interested in Lester, including teams who haven’t made a recent habit of asking for injury clauses and other things that shift the risk on to the pitcher as opposed to the team.