Jon Lester News Archive
Lester worked into the seventh inning Sunday night, surrendering four runs (three earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out five in a 4-3 loss to the Braves.
Lester fanned eight and walked two while allowing just three hits in a complete game shutout against the Twins on Thursday night.
Lester had a solid debut for the A's, earning a win while allowing three earned runs over 6.2 innings.
Lester will start Saturday against the Royals.
Lester has been traded to Oakland along with Jonny Gomes in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.
Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's start for the Red Sox, the Providence Journal's Tim Britton reports. "In light of all the uncertainty, it's probably in everyone's best interest (Lester) does not make that start," manager John Farrell said Tuesday night.
There is an increasing likelihood that Lester will be scratched from Wednesday's start amid trade speculation, Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reports.
The Red Sox are willing to listen to offers for Lester, the Boston Globe reports. A major league source said the Red Sox have been informed what kind of contract Lester is seeking and that has led the team to put him on the market.
Lester turned in a solid performance, allowing two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out seven over six innings, but came away with a no-decision when the bullpen couldn't hold the lead in a 6-4 loss to Tampa Bay on Friday night.