Breaking news on the day of the 2014 MLB Trade Deadline has rumors of a deal involving the Boston Red Sox trading Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes. While we are awaiting confirmation, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports said that the trade appears to be a done deal.
Lester is only under contract through the rest of this season, and will hit the free agent market following this year. He has stated that even if he was traded, he would still strongly consider signing with Boston in the future.
Cespedes would give the Red Sox a much-needed outfield bat in return. Stay tuned for more to come.