Red Sox ship Jon Lester to the Athletics
The Oakland A’s have bolstered their pitching staff in an attempt to win the AL West. The A’s have acquired one of the most talented pitchers in baseball in exchange for for OF Yoenis Cespedes and the A’s 2015 Competitive Balance Draft Pick.
Source: Jon Lester has been traded.
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Jonny Gomes will also be included in the deal as the Red Sox will now be without two of their key players that helped them win the 2013 World Series.