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Red Sox | Jon Lester expected to start on OD

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is expected to start the team's opening day game April 1 against the New York Yankees. He threw 100 innings in a spring outing Friday, March 22, allowing two runs and striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings. Lester has given up only two runs and six hits while walking four and striking out 16 in 20 spring innings. His biggest success has been keeping the ball down in the zone.

Fantasy Tip: If his spring results are any indication, Lester could re-emerge as a pitching force this year, and he'll come at the price of a No. 3 starter in fantasy drafts. His increased tempo on the bump might be the key to his rejuvenation.

2013-03-22 16:12:55 | Source: Boston Herald - Scott Lauber

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