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Dan Duquette Downplays Jon Lester-To-Orioles Trade Rumors: ‘News To Me’

The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday discussed a potential trade involving pitcher Jon Lester, according to multiple reports. A trade might not have been as close as some suggested, though. Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette downplayed the notion that a deal was imminent. “I don’t know really what the rumors are,” Duquette...
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Are Orioles Close To A Deal For Jon Lester?

Multiple reports indicate (and a couple of others deny) that the Baltimore Orioles are "close" to a deal that would bring Jon Lester to Camden Yards. This, of course, is completely out of the blue—and needs to be treated with a huge grain of salt. Names mentioned to return to Boston are RHP Miguel Gonzalez and Andover's Mike Yastrzemski (grandson of Carl). Stay really...
Via FenwayNation
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lester is scratched from rotation as trade talk swirls

The Red Sox scratched Jon Lester from his start against the Blue Jays Wednesday night and are preparing to trade him. Righthander Brandon Workman has been recalled from Triple A Pawtucket to replace Lester and manager John Farrell said a corresponding roster move would be made before the game. That could be the announcement that Lester has been traded after nine seasons that included...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lester scratched from start amid trade rumors

BOSTON — Jon Lester has spent his entire nine-year career with the Red Sox. His next start could come in a different uniform. Lester, who was been the subject of trade rumors in recent days, has been scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will be called up and pitch in...
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Jon Lester Scratched From Start And On The Move But To Where?

The Boston Red Sox have just announced that Jon Lester will be scratched from his start tomorrow against the Toronto Blue Jays which will presumably be the end of his tenure in Boston. Lester is on the cusp of free agency and would be a welcomed rental addition for many teams chasing the post-season. Lester is 10-7 this season with a 2.52 earned run average and a tidy 1.119 WHIP...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Dodgers, Pirates, Brewers, Orioles favorites for Jon Lester?

The Boston Red Sox recently dealt starting pitcher Jake Peavy to the San Francisco Giants, and they reportedly are listening on two other pitchers, John Lackey and Jon Lester. There are several teams with postseason hopes still looking for help in their starting rotation. The favorites for the Lester sweepstakes, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports are the LA Dodgers, the Pittsburgh...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers interested in Jon Lester?

The Milwaukee Brewers are currently 1.5 games above the St. Louis Cardinals for the NL Central division lead, and they are looking to make a move prior to the trading deadline. According to a report from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Brewers are looking at making a move for Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester. Lester has been mentioned in quite a few rumors over the past week...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Seven Different Teams Now In On Jon Lester

According to ESPN's Jim Bowden, a total of seven teams are now involved in discussions about Jon Lester. The ever-shifting seven are: the Blue Jays, Mariners, Brewers, Cardinals, Dodgers, Orioles and (a new one to the list) Marlins. Just the sheer number of parties involved tends to reinforce the prevailing view that a trade is virtually inevitable. One of these suitors is bound...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BrewCrew Now Showing Interest In Jon Lester

Well, you can add another potential Jon Lester landing spot to the already cited Los Angeles, Seattle, Pittsburgh and Baltimore. According to's Jon Heyman, the Milwaukee Brewers are now burning up the phone lines to Yawkey Way in pursuit of the lefty. The BrewCrew currently sits atop the NL Central, but could use Lester to stave off the Cardinals, Pirates and Reds...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: The latest trade rumors

As the MLB trade deadline approaches, the Boston Red Sox have become more and more subject to trade rumors, especially regarding their ace, Jon Lester. It seems as if every few hours there is a new development on the Lester front. Just today, ESPN reporter Jayson Stark broke the news that the Red Sox have let every contending team know that Lester is available. In return, the Sox...
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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