Jon Lester

Jon Lester's next stop will be to meet with Braves

Rob Bradford
November 18, 2014 - 5:38 am

A major league source confirmed Buster Olney's tweet stating that Jon Lester will be meeting with the Braves later this week. Lester has already met with the Red Sox ownership, and was slated to get together with the Cubs Tuesday. Toronto is also known to have interest, along with at least two other teams. The Braves are an interesting option for the free agent pitcher considering Lester just built a home in the Atlanta area. They just traded for starting pitcher Shelby Miller, with Julio Teheran, Alex Wood, Mike Minor and Miller currently slotted in as their starters. There was some doubt Atlanta would be in the mix for Lester considering their budget limitations, having possessed a $112 million payroll in '14. The Braves currently have approximately $70 million tied up to just seven roster spots.