News and Rumors

Jon Lester Traded to Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes

Jon Lester Traded to Oakland For Yoenis Cespedes

Jeff Passan reports that Jon Lester has been traded. The team is unknown at the moment.

Updates to come.

UPDATE 9:42 AM: Passan says Lester is going to a West Coast team.

So I think it's safe to say we can rule out the Pirates, unless the report is wrong. My guess would be the Athletics.

UPDATE 9:47 AM: Jon Heyman says it appears to be the Athletics, but it's hard to tell if that's speculation.

UPDATE 9:48 AM: Alex Speier says it's Lester and Jonny Gomes for Yoenis Cespedes.


To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail

News and Rumors

Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.

More in News and Rumors

Pirates and Altoona Curve Extend Player Development Contract

John DrekerMarch 17, 2018

Pirates Assign Tyler Eppler to Minor League Camp

John DrekerMarch 17, 2018

MLBPA Files Grievance Against Pirates and Three Other Teams

John DrekerFebruary 27, 2018

Mother of Elias Diaz Has Been Rescued

John DrekerFebruary 11, 2018

Mitchell Tolman Receives 50 Game Suspension

John DrekerFebruary 10, 2018

Mother of Elias Diaz Kidnapped in Venezuela

John DrekerFebruary 8, 2018

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects