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Red Sox Hear Offers For Jon Lester

[1]Despite their need for another quality starting pitcher, the Red Sox may be keeping the door open to dealing away their best starter, left-hander Jon Lester.

According to a report in the Kansas City Star, the Red Sox are one of the teams that have discussed a deal with the Royals for their outfield prospect Wil Myers. The 21-year-old Myers is arguably the top player prospect in baseball. In a 2012 season split between Triple A and Double A, Myers hit 37 home runs with 109 RBI, batted .314 with a .387 on-base percentage and .600 slugging percentage.

The Royals, according to the report, also have spoken with the Rays about a similar deal involving starter James Shields.

For more on this story visit: Michael Silverman, Boston Herald.com