Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700
Although the Oakland Athletics are paying $650,000 of the salary for Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes, the Athletics are getting $1.8 million from the Red Sox to help pay SP Jon Lester.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:45:25 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles were hesitant to deal any of their top arms to the Boston Red Sox with SP Hunter Harvey (elbow) out with a season-ending elbow injury. That was a factor in why the team did not land Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:59 -0700
Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester is expected to make his first start with the team Saturday, Aug. 2.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:10 -0700
The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Lester's value increases slightly with the move to a more spacious park in Oakland in an arguably weaker-hitting division. Gomes should receive platoon playing time and is an AL-only option. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:41 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still involved in the pursuit, too.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:29:26 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers are still pursuing Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, according to a source.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing the hardest. The Los Angeles Dodgers are also still involved.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:11:51 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SPs Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy are considered untouchable in trade talks at the deadline, according to multiple sources. It's likely the reason the team hasn't been able to work out a trade for Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester.
Fantasy Tip: We don't blame the O's for not wanting to budge on Gausman or Bundy. If the two can stay healthy, they could form a very formidable top of the rotation for years to come, something that Baltimore hasn't had in quite some time.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:22:32 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is scheduled to make his next start against the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 3, if he remains with the team.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will not be acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics now appear to be the favorites for his services.