New deal for Jon Lester high on Red Sox’ agenda

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Red Sox benefited greatly when they signed Dustin Pedroia to an eight-year extension worth $110 million in July.

At an average annual value of $13.75 million a year, Pedroia is a bargain compared with the 10-year, $240-million deal Robinson Cano received from the Mariners.

Pedroia suspected Cano would get a landmark deal in free agency. But one of his goals was to spend his entire career with the Red Sox.

Jon Lester is going to have to determine his priorities soon. The lefthander is entering the final year on his contract and general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday that an extension is on the team’s agenda.

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