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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.

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/494839558664908800

Updates to come.

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

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/494840340713463808

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.

https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/494840809368199168

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

https://twitter.com/alexspeier/status/494841597083676672

https://twitter.com/alexspeier/status/494841733289488384

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