|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.81||1.26||177.00||61.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Toronto|| 13.1||0||2|| 7.43||0||2||10|
|vs LHB|| 33.0||0||0|| 1.91||0||6||38|
|vs RHB|| 110.0||0||0|| 2.70||0||26||111|
|08/01/2014||Mark Teixeira, 1B NYY|
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Shelby Miller, SP STL
|Jon Lester, SP OAK|
|08/01/2014||Jon Lester, SP OAK|
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
Elvis Andrus, SS TEX
|Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
Mike Minor, SP ATL
Mookie Betts, CF BOS
|08/01/2014||Jon Lester, SP OAK||Jake Arrieta, SP CHC|
Adrian Beltre, 3B TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Jon Lester set to start Saturday against Royals |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(12:31 pm ET) What was speculated has been confirmed - newly acquired left-hander Jon Lester will make his Athletics debut Saturday against Kansas City.
Lester will seek to maintain the momentum gained with Boston. He has surrendered two or fewer runs in each of his last eight starts and will now pitch his home games in a far more friendly park for hurlers.
|Athletics acquire Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/31/14) The Athletics have acquired the premiere starting pitcher on the trade market ahead of Thursday's deadline, as CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed a trade involving Jon Lester moving to Oakland in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes.
WEEI.com reported the details of the deal first, which will likely also involves the Red Sox sending outfielder Jonny Gomes to the Athletics as well. The Red Sox will also receive a competitive balance draft pick, while the A's will receive cash from the Red Sox, according to Yahoo.com.
|Heyman: Athletics appear to have deal for Lester |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(7/31/14) According to numerous media reports, the Red Sox have agreed to a trade of pitcher Jon Lester Thursday morning, and CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports it appears the Athletics are considered the most likely outcome.
Further details are not yet known, but will surely come in shortly.
|Report: Cardinals, Pirates leading charge for Jon Lester |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(7/31/14) The Cardinals and Pirates are "pushing hardest" for Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, though the Dodgers are still involved as well, FOXSports.com reports.
The Dodgers aren't going to part with one of their top prospects in a deal for Lester, who is set to become a free agent, and the Red Sox seem likely to pick up a better youngster from either of the NL Central contenders as a result. Lester is likely to be moved before Thursday's trade deadline.
|Jon Lester's situation is 'status quo' for time being |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/30/14) Red Sox manager John Farrell said he is treating Jon Lester's situation as "status quo," according to WEEI.com. Lester is scheduled to throw a bullpen Friday and slated to start Sunday against the Yankees.
Lester was scratched from his start Wednesday against the Blue Jays as he is being mentioned heavily in trade rumors and could be dealt before Thursday's non-waiver deadline.
|Jon Lester has pitched at least 190 innings in each of the last six seasons. In 2013, Lester pitched a career-high 213 1/3 (in the regular season), going 15-8 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. Lester struck out 177 batters -- the second straight year his K/9 was below 8.0. After getting off to a magnificent start (he had a 1.73 ERA after four starts), Lester struggled through parts of May and essentially all of June. But after posting a 4.58 ERA in the first half of 2013, Lester turned things back around, finishing with a 2.57 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in the second half. He allowed more than three runs just twice after the All-Star break, and struck out eight or more batters four times in that span. Lester's strong finish -- in his first season working with former pitching coach John Farrell -- could be an indication of better things to come in 2014. He can be taken in the middle rounds of most drafts.
(Updated 1/9/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/1/14||KC||9:35 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|8/2/14||KC||4:05 pm||Jason Vargas|
|8/3/14||KC||4:05 pm||James Shields|
|8/4/14||TB||10:05 pm||Alex Cobb|
|8/5/14||TB||10:05 pm||Drew Smyly|
|8/6/14||TB||3:35 pm||Jeremy Hellickson|
|8/7/14||MIN||10:05 pm||Logan Darnell|
= probable start