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Red Sox Deal Lester To A's For Cespedes

The Boston Red Sox have traded Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and cash to the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Yoenis Cespedes and the second pick in the competitive balance Compensation B round.

Lester will be a free agent after the season. Cespedes is owed $10.5 million in 2015, the final year of his deal.

Via Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports


Astros Fielding Calls For Cosart, Not Shopping Keuchel

The Houston Astros are "very busy" taking calls on Jarred Cosart.

Houston has taken Dallas Keuchel off the market, though it always seemed unlikely that he'd be dealt.

Cosart, 24, has a 4.41 ERA in 116.1 innings this season.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports


Twins Send Fuld To A's For Milone

The Minnesota Twins have acquired Tommy Milone from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Sam Fuld.

Milone, 27, asked for a trade earlier this month after being sent to Triple-A following the Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel deal with the Chicago Cubs.

Fuld started the season with Oakland, but was claimed off waivers by the Twins in April. The 32-year-old hit .274/.370/.354 in 53 games with the Twins.

Via Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports



Orioles Ask About Colon, Mets Uncertain On Deal

The Baltimore Orioles have inquired about Bartolo Colon, but the New York Mets haven't decided whether or not to trade him.

The San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners have also been linked to Colon.

Colon is due $11 million next season.

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports


Astros Offering Feldman, But Contract Is A Hurdle

The Houston Astros are offering up Scott Feldman via trade, but his contract seems to be prohibitive.

Feldman signed a three-year, $30 million last offseason.

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports


Marlins, White Sox Talking About John Danks

The Miami Marlins and Chicago White Sox have discussed a trade centered about John Danks.

Danks is owed $28.5 million over the next two seasons under an extension signed before the 2012 season.

The left-hander has a 4.40 ERA through 131 innings in 2014.

Via Jon Morosi/FOX Sports


Twins Unlikely To Trade Josh Willingham

The Minnesota Twins plan to hold onto Josh Willingham through the trade deadline.

However, the Twins could move the outfielder over the waiver period in August.

The 35-year-old has a .222/.363/.422 slash line this season.

Via Mike Berardino/Pioneer Press


Yankees, Phillies Have Discussed Marlon Byrd

Nothing is imminent, but the New York Yankees have discussed Marlon Byrd with the Philadelphia Phillies.

New York would like to add a hitter and have also looked at Josh Willingham of the Minnesota Twins.

Byrd doesn't have the Yankees on his no-trade clause, but the club doesn't like his $8 million salary for next season.

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports


Reds Make Ryan Ludwick Available

The Cincinnati Reds are making Ryan Ludwick available via trade.

The 36-year-old is playing under a $7.5 million contract with a $9 million mutual option for 2015.

Ludwick has a .261/.325/.392 slash line this season.

Via Bob Nightengale/USA Today


Athletics May Be Mystery Suitor For Lester

The Oakland Athletics are said to be involved in talks for Jon Lester, according to sources.

Oakland already acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Chicago Cubs, but they are still looking to bolster their starting rotation.

There is "nothing close" at the moment, according to an A's source.

Via Jon Heyman/CBS Sports