On Lester's recovery
Francona said once everyone is assembled in Fort Myers, the trainers, Francona, John Farrell, and Jon Lester will all sit to discuss a program for the young lefthander. Francona said he's mentioned to Lester that he would like to go cautious and slow but Lester "didn't want any part of it." Francona said the team would do what's in Lester's best interest: "We don't want to hold him back ... baseball players aren't the best self-evaluators."
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