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Jon Lester Scratched From His Start Tomorrow

Jon Lester Scratched From His Start Tomorrow

Earlier today the big news was that the Pittsburgh Pirates were considered a dark-horse candidate to land Jon Lester. The lefty was scheduled to start tomorrow for the Boston Red Sox. Now, Ken Rosenthal reports that Lester has been scratched from his start tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/494307614969196544

A guy getting scratched from a start a day before that start takes place? One day before the trade deadline, with time to move him after the start? I don't see any way where this ends up with Lester staying in Boston. It looks like he will be traded. The only question is where?

Rosenthal says it's not the Brewers.

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/494310090820689921

I'll keep this updated with more news on this subject.

UPDATE 10:43 PM: Joel Sherman reports that Lester hasn't been traded yet, but that this scratch could be to avoid an injury tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/Joelsherman1/status/494311999283953664

UPDATE 11:29 PM: Pete Abr...

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