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Reports: Giants to meet with Lester next week

SAN FRANCISCO On the day Pablo Sandoval was introduced by the Red Sox, the Giants set their eyes on Boston's former ace. The front office will meet with free agent left-hander Jon Lester next week, per reports by ESPN and the Associated Press. The 30-year-old Lester went 16-9 last season with a 2.46 ERA while pitching for the Red Sox and A's. Lester doesn't fit the A's budget, and even the Giants could find his contract demands hard to swallow. According to CSN Chicago, the Cubs have made a six-year offer to Lester in excess of $135 million, and the Red Sox have shown interest in bringing Lester back as part of their offseason shopping spree. The Giants in recent years...

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