San Francisco Giants

July 31, 2014 11:53 AM

A's deal Cespedes to Red Sox for Lester, Gomes

Despite having the best record in the majors, the Oakland A’s opted not to stand pat at the non-waiver trade deadline, making one of Thursday’s biggest splashes by sending slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Boston Red Sox in exchange for prized starting pitcher Jon Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes, and also shipping pitcher Tommy Milone to Minnesota for versatile outfielder Sam Fuld.

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