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UPDATE (Monday at 10:30 a.m.) -- The Jon Lester sweepstakes are reportedly nearing an end, and it appears the Giants are right in the thick of it.
Lester's decision is expected "no earlier than tonight, no later than tomorrow," according to an ESPN report.
And the Giants are "getting serious consideration," according to a FOX Sports report.
Jon Lester is yet to decide what jersey he'll wear next season, and the Giants are continuing their pursuit of the free agent starter.
The Giants met with Lester's agent Seth Levinson late Sunday night, according to a USA Today report, which also indicated that the team is "hoping to strike a deal in the next couple of days."
The landscape for acquiring Lester is expected to come into clearer focus by the end of Monday, according to an ESPN report, which cited an executive of a team in the hunt for the lefty.
Giants vice president and assistant GM said last week that the team already has its 2015 five-man rotation set, but that starting pitching was still an "important need," as the team wanted to take pressure off current No. 5 starter Yusmeiro Petit and the franchise's pitching prospects.
Lester, 30, went 16-11 with a 2.46 ERA over 32 starts between the Red Sox and A's last season and is widely considered the top starting pitcher on the market.
Lester talks nearing the finish line, sources say. Choice will be made no earlier than tonight, no later than tomorrow.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 8, 2014
Sources: Lester talks ongoing, but #SFGiants getting serious consideration.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2014
The #SFGiants met late Monday night with Jon Lester"s representatives, hoping to strike a deal in the next couple of days.— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 8, 2014