Lester, 18 other Red Sox agree

Updated: March 10, 2009, 5:57 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jon Lester is among 19 players who have agreed to one-year contracts with the Boston Red Sox.

Lester's agent has been working on a long-term deal with the Red Sox, but the pitcher said Monday an agreement had not yet been completed.

Yahoo! Sports reported on Sunday that the left-hander and the Red Sox had agreed on a five-year, $30 million extension.

Others who agreed to one-year deals Tuesday included pitchers Michael Bowden, Clay Buchholz, Manny Delcarmen, Felix Doubront, Miguel Gonzalez, Devern Hansack, Hunter Jones, Wes Littleton, Justin Masterson and Ramon Ramirez; catchers Dusty Brow.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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