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Source: ‘Nothing appears imminent’ regarding Jon Lester contract talks with Red Sox

03.21.14 at 3:19 pm ET

FORT MYERS, Fla. — According to a major league source, “nothing appears imminent” in regards to finalizing a contract extension between Jon Lester and the Red Sox.

Talks between the Red Sox and Lester’s agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, have been ongoing throughout spring training. It is believed the Levinsons have made an appearance in Fort Myers in recent days.

There is, however, still optimism from both sides that an agreement can be reached. Lester is in the final year of a contract that has spanned six years and paid him $43 million. He is due to earn $13 million this season.

Another major league source told WEEI.com earlier Friday that the Red Sox expect a resolution in regard to the negotiations with both Lester and David Ortiz before Opening Day, which is March 31 in Baltimore.

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