Jon Lester: Willing to take discount

Updated: January 23, 2014, 9:23 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, who is eligible for free agency after the 2014 season, emphatically stated Thursday that his desire is to remain with Boston, and he expressed a willingness to take a discount in order to do so.

"These guys are my No. 1 priority,'' Lester said during media availability at the Boston Baseball Writers' Association of America awards dinner. "I want to be here 'til they rip this jersey off my back.

Lester said he not only expects to have ...

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