Trade rumors continue to swirl rapidly around Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Now the ante just got upped, as he’s been ‘mysteriously’ scratched from Wednesday’s lineup.
#RedSox announce Lester scratched tomorrow or in other words…..he gone…..now just a matter of where
— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 30, 2014
The latest team rumored to be in contention for Lester was the Pirates, who have emerged as the frontrunner. The Red Sox have made all the right moves to make sure they are covered in the event he is traded , with Brandon Workman ready to fill in and start Wednesday.