Victorino expected to miss some time due to back.
Lackey to the Cardinals per @JonHeymanCBS.
#RedSox are still working on trading John Lackey. Source put it at 70 percent he would be dealt.
Can confirm Lester and Gomes to OAK for Cespedes. First reported by @alexspeier
CBSSports.com "The A's, who already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, are said to have at least some involvement in the Jon Lestery derby, according to people familiar with the talks. It isn't known what Oakland's chances ar at this point, but they already pulled off one surprise by landing..." July 31
Source : Red Sox are asking for one major leaguer and prospects for Lester
CSN New England "The Red Sox aren't only selling their best players of the season, but also their worst. Having already parted ways with pitchers Jon Lester, John Lackey, and Andrew Miller, as well as outfielder Jonny Gomes, the Sox struck again before the deadline, trading away shortstop Stephen Drew to . . ...." July 31
Source: Orioles LHP prospect Eduardo Rodriguez going to Boston for Andrew Miller.
WEEI Boston "According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. The Athletics are loading for bear in their rotation, believing that power pitching is what wins in the postseason. With Lester —..." July 31
CBSSports.com "The Cardinals are set to acquire John Lackey from the Red Sox, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. Boston will receive Joe Kelly and Allen Craig in the trade. Lackey, 35, is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA in 21 starts and 137 1/3 innings this season. He returned from Tommy John surgery last year to go..." July 31
The #Redsox are getting swarmed with offers for LHP Andrew Miller, but pricetag remains high. Exec: Once he's dealt, dominos will fall.
The #tigers are making a big push for Andrew Miller, says a source.
Source: Red Sox have traded Felix Doubront to the Cubs. @jonmorosi had it close.
Cubs close to acquiring Felix Doubront from Red Sox.
ESPN Boston "Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia sat in the dugout at Fenway Park Tuesday afternoon and couldn’t fathom what this team would be like without Jon Lester. After Boston’s 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Pedroia seemed even more shaken up when he learned Lester was scratched from his..." July 30
#Royals have backed off Jonny Gomes because they want a bat that can play RF. He doesn't fit that description.
Toronto Sun "When Marcus Stroman came to his first major-league training camp last February intent on breaking as one of the Blue Jays’ five starting pitchers, it seemed a bit of a stretch. Not even two years removed from his collegiate career at Duke University, Stroman had not yet pitched above the..." July 30
Cardinals still could acquire Jon Lester, but that may require giving up Shelby Miller, who is currently in the rotation.
Source: “Very good chance” that #RedSox trade Lackey along with Lester.
Marlins among teams that have interest in Lackey
Boston Globe "The Red Sox scratched Jon Lester from his start against the Blue Jays Wednesday night and are preparing to trade him. Righthander Brandon Workman has been recalled from Triple A Pawtucket to replace Lester and manager John Farrell said a corresponding roster move would be made before the..." July 30
The Royals have inquired on John Lackey, as @GordonEdes reported. The Red Sox are said to be seeking a sizable return.
MLB.com "Jon Lester is still in line to start for the Red Sox on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays. But if he's traded in the next 24 hours, Brandon Workman will throw in his place. Lester will become a free agent at season's end, and reports indicate that he will likely be traded before Thursday's..." July 29
Yahoo! Sports "The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday's deadline, major league sources told Yahoo Sports. Pittsburgh, two games back of the..." July 29
ESPN Boston "Jon Lester's agent denied a published report that claimed the pitcher's representatives informed the Boston Red Sox what it would take to sign the ace left-hander, prompting the club's decision to trade him. "The discussions we had with the Red Sox were confidential and will remain that way,"..." July 29
CBSSports.com "The Brewers, a team with a history of being aggressive at the trade deadline, is among several teams to be making a play for Red Sox ace Jon Lester. Milwaukee, famous for acquiring CC Sabathia in July 2008, leads the NL Central by 1½ games. The Brewers have a top young pitcher in Jimmy..." July 29
Source: #RedSox open to trading BOTH Lester and Lackey for right returns.
ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer insists he isn't mad at David Ortiz. A day after Ortiz slung his bat and leisurely trotted around the bases following a home run off him, Archer had more thoughts about Ortiz's style. "I never saw Hank Aaron flip his bat," Archer said Monday. "I'm not..." July 29
ESPN Boston "He has had debilitating ankle and shoulder injuries that have limited his play the last two seasons, is still owed roughly $118 million on a contract that runs through 2019, and has a mixed reputation as a clubhouse presence, but the Red Sox are considering making a move for Dodgers outfielder..." July 29
CBSSports.com "A Manhattan restaurant is not the place to leave a 2013 Red Sox World Series ring. Luckily for Drew Weber, the restaurant owner is a good samaritan and returned his diamond-laden ring despite being a Yankees fan. According to the Associated Press, Luigi Militello found the ring on the restroom..." July 28
CSN New England "While Red Sox pitchers from Jon Lester to Andrew Miller find themselves in the middle of trade rumors, it appears that another potential free agent pitcher will be staying put. There's been little talk about the Sox entertaining offers for closer Koji Uehara -- and there's a reason for..." July 28
Andres Torres exercised the out clause in his contract on Saturday. 36-year-old OF had been with Pawtucket Red Sox for 18 games.
There's a growing expectation from rival execs that Jon Lester is going to be traded before Jdeadline; LAD viewed as likely landing spot.
Yahoo! Sports "Two years ago, amid the chaos of a season crumbling around them and the eventual fire sale that paved the way for a championship, the Boston Red Sox very quietly let teams know that Jon Lester was available. He was in the midst of his worst season, coming off the beer-and-chicken mess of 2011,..." July 28
Boston Globe "Yaz says David Ortiz is better than Yaz. Ouch. Ortiz hit a bunch of homers in Toronto last week. Big Papi’s first two clouts gave him 453 homers, pushing him ahead of Carl Yastrzemski for 35th place on the all-time list. The random stat spawned considerable debate about Ortiz’s place on the..." July 28
CBSSports.com "Red Sox ace Jon Lester zooms to the top in his first week of consideration in a trade-deadline edition of Stock Watch. With the Red Sox now listening to overtures on their ace, Lester is now finally eligible to make the prestigious list in July; there's no doubt he qualifies based on..." July 28
Tampa Tribune "The Rays stretched their winning streak to a season-high nine games Saturday night because their offense managed just enough runs and the bullpen closed the door on the Red Sox. Another shutdown job by the pen that ended in another hold for Brad Boxberger and another 1-2-3 save for Jake McGee..." July 27
MassLive.com "When Jake Peavy was traded to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday, Felix Doubront figured he wouldn't be chosen to take Peavy's starting spot for Sunday's game. Doubront had pitched out of the bullpen Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and hasn't started since June 20. But he was still holding out..." July 27
MLB.com "With Ryan Zimmerman out with a hamstring injury, two baseball sources revealed on Friday that the Nationals inquired about Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, but the "Nationals were rebuffed" one of the sources said. Beltre, 35, is considered a solid defensive player and would have provided..." July 27
CBSSports.com "The Giants are acquiring veteran starter Jake Peavy in a deal with the Red Sox, league sources say. Boston is said to be receiving minor-league pitchers in the deal. Peavy has been pitching better lately after a rough start in Boston this year, and part of the thinking may be that a switch..." July 27
Allen Webster starts for #RedSox on Sunday.
Tampa Tribune "At the end of the night it was two names. Two big names. David Price and Evan Longoria. One turned in a gutsy performance on the mound, and the other delivered what might have been the biggest hit for the Rays this season. Together, they combined for a 6-4 victory Friday night against the..." July 26
MLB.com "Red Sox starter Jon Lester is fully aware of the possibilities that exist as the days tick down to Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. With his contract situation unresolved and tabled until the winter, there's at least a chance he could be traded. But Lester made it clear following..." July 26