Is there still a chance Jon Lester signs with the Red Sox in the offseason?
If you follow the local real estate listings, the answer is probably no.
According to a tweet by the Globe’s Nick Cafardo, the former Red Sox ace has put his Newton house up for sale.
Jon Lester’s Newton,Ma home is up for sale.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) September 30, 2014
The home, a large colonial located on the Charles River in Newton Highlands, is listed at $1,850,000.
“At the end of the season, it’s not going to change my mind about going back there if they are aggressive and competitive and do the things they say they’re going to do,” Lester told the Boston Herald in August. “Boston is definitely a place I would go.”
In April, Lester purchased a $3.4 million mansion in the Atlanta area and plans to spend the offseason in the affluent Pleasant Hills area according to Realtor.com.
Lester will make his 12th postseason start Tuesday night in Kansas City when he squares off against the Royals James Shields.
Since the Red Sox traded Lester to the A’s in exchange for slugger Yoenis Cespedes at the July trading deadline, the southpaw has gone 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 11 starts for Oakland.
“We’re going to give it the best shot we can and hopefully at the end of the day we’re doing this again,’’ Lester said. “You never know what’s going to happen. This could be my last chance.’’ Lester went 3-0 with a 2.61 ERA vs. the Royals this season.
The winner of tonight’s game faces the Los Angeles Angels in the ALDS.