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Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester

Orioles Pursuing Jon Lester

The Baltimore Orioles are reportedly close to a deal for Jon Lester, according to Pete Abraham in Boston and Brittany Ghiroli in Baltimore.

https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/494561422861692928

https://twitter.com/Britt_Ghiroli/status/494561488556675073

https://twitter.com/PeteAbe/status/494561691125161984

https://twitter.com/Britt_Ghiroli/status/494562706364436481

The Orioles were mentioned yesterday as a team that was interested in Lester, but we haven't heard much about them today until now. As both Abraham and Ghiroli mentioned, the deal isn't done yet. It does look like we're close to a Lester deal.

UPDATE 3:20 PM: Meanwhile, Joel Sherman says that he's hearing nothing is close.

https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/494562997210447872

So now the fun starts.

UPDATE 3:22 PM: Jim Bowden also says that the Red Sox are still talking to several teams.

https://twitter.com/JimBowdenESPNxm/status/494563433439068160

UPDATE 3:24 PM: Add Ken Rosenthal to the...

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