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.
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."
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.
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.