Jon Lester's confidence intact

Red Sox left-hander intent on showing dismal 2012 season was an aberration

Updated: February 14, 2013, 12:44 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Two straight years of starting the spring with an apology? That has to be getting as old for Jon Lester as it is for those folks back home who don't want to hear it.

We can promise you this. There won't be another mea culpa forthcoming next spring. Either Lester returns with all accounts settled, back to being a top-of-the-line left-hander, or he will be pitching in another uniform in 2014.

It's really that simple. The Red Sox hold a $13 million option on Lester's ...

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