Giants reportedly pursuing Jon Lester

Ben Margot/AP file photoJon Lester

A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.

San Francisco has need for a front-line starting pitcher and was expected to get busy in the free agent market after losing slugging third baseman Pablo Sandoval to the Boston Red Sox.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because there was no authorization to publicly disclose the meeting.

Lester was dealt by the Red Sox to the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline in July and helped the A's reach the playoffs for the third straight year before a 9-8, 12-inning loss to Kansas City in the one-game wild card. General manager Billy Beane said after the season he didn't think his club would have made it that far without Lester.

Right-hander Matt Cain is recovering from elbow surgery and righty Ryan Vogelsong is a free agent.

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