Many believe it is a foregone conclusion that the Red Sox will trade Jon Lester before Thursday's 4 p.m. trade deadline after he was scratched for his start Wednesday by manager John Farrell. Brandon Workman will start in his place in the series finale against Toronto.
The latest report from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says that Boston will likely have not only Lester's spot to fill in the rotation, but John Lackey's, as well.
Source: “Very good chance” that #RedSox trade Lackey along with Lester.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 30, 2014
Lester (10-7) and Lackey (11-7) have accounted for 44% of the Red Sox wins this season. No other pitcher on the staff has more than five wins.