Oct 28, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester (31) reacts during the fourth inning of game five of the MLB baseball World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

As is, Jon Lester will start season for Red Sox

Injuries can always make the best laid plans go to waste, but if all goes well for John Farrell and the Boston Red Sox, they’ve got their opening five set.

As the Red Sox get set to defend their World Series Championship, The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham says that Farrell has laid out the pitching rotation just how he wants it to start the season.

Jon Lester, going into his age-30 season, has spent all 8-years of his career in Boston and has solidified himself as the ace of the staff. For his career, Lester is 100-56 with a 3.75 ERA, having twice earned All-Star game berths and finishing fourth in the Cy Young voting in 2010. Over 13 post season games, Lester is 6-4 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the Red Sox to two World Series Championships in his tenure.

Boston opens the 2014 season in Baltimore against the Orioles on March 31st.

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