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Rangers | Will shy away from top pitching

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 02:32:45 -0700

The Texas Rangers are not expected to bid on free-agent pitchers like SP Jon Lester or SP James Shields. "I don't expect a play at the top end of free agency this year for a variety of reasons," Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said. "I also think there are going to be other ways to acquire quality innings in the rotation."

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Athletics | Jon Lester has success against Kansas City

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 01:58:49 -0700

Although the Kansas City Royals won the season series 5-2 against the Oakland Athletics, Athletics SP Jon Lester owns a career 9-3 record and 1.84 earned run average in 13 career starts against Kansas City. Lester is the starter for the Tuesday, Sept. 30 wild card game.

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Athletics | Jon Lester posts career-best ERA

Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:32:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester has a 2.46 earned run average, which is the lowest mark of his career. Lester is not expected to pitch again this season.

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Athletics | Skipping Jason Hammel

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:07:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel's next start will be skipped. The Athletics will go with SPs Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir this weekend against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

Fantasy Tip: A short-term blow, especially in weekly leagues, but Hammel's value remains the same. He shouldn't be started in unfavorable matchups.

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Red Sox | Jon Lester open to return

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:25:31 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester sounds like he'd be open to a return to the Boston Red Sox in free agency this offseason. "My time there, the memories and all that stuff don't get erased based on this whole ordeal," Lester said. "I'm glad with where I'm at, and I understood where (Red Sox GM) Ben (Cherington) was at. At the end of the season, it's not going to change my mind about going back there if they are aggressive and competitive and do the things they say they're going to do. Boston is definitely a place I would go."

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Cubs | May target Jon Lester in free agency

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:24:14 -0700

The Chicago Cubs may target Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester in free agency. Lester would be reunited with former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein and two other former Boston executives, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod.

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Athletics | Paying Yoenis Cespedes salary, getting help on Jon Lester

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.

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Orioles | Hunter Harvey injury may have cost team 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.

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Athletics | Jon Lester to start Saturday

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.

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Athletics | Jon Lester acquired

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!

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