Red Sox ace Jon Lester is set to hit free agency after the 2014 season, and he's yet to discuss a possible contract extension with the Boston front office.

“We haven't sat down. I think there's going to be a time and a place for that,” Lester said (bostonglobe.com). “But that's not really something I'm concerned about right now. I need to worry about getting for the season physically.”

Lester told reporters he was open to discussing it or to waiting after the season and that it is up to the Red Sox. He also reiterated his desire to remain in Boston and that he'd do so even if it meant taking less money to stay put.