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MLB Rumors: Will Boston Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes If Unable To Extend His Contract?

MLB Rumors: Will Boston Red Sox Trade Yoenis Cespedes If Unable To Extend His Contract?

Hyped by on September 30, 2014 Website: www.bostonsuperblog.com

When the Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics, both teams knew that there was a strong chance that both players would turn out to be short-term rentals. While Lester will become a free agent as soon as the A’s finish their season – whether in the playoffs or as World Series champions – Cespedes is under contract with the Sox through the 2015 MLB season. Boston has made it no secret that it would love to extend the contract of Cespedes past next season, as the team sees him as a future cornerstone in the outfield. The problem is, Cespedes reportedly would love to become a free agent after next season and see what his true market value may be on the open market. That may not be something that the Red Sox wish to let happen, meaning the team could look to trade Cespedes by next season’s MLB Trade Deadline if they are unable to extend him long-term.

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