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AP source: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Oakland Athletics acquired left-hander Jon Lester along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before Thursday's trade deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither club announced the swap, another blockbuster by A's general manager Billy Beane to win the Lester sweepstakes. Oakland, with the best record in baseball at 66-41, also receives cash from Boston.

Lester was sought by many teams, with Pittsburgh and the Los Angeles Dodgers among them. He is 10-7 with a 2.52 ERA in 21 starts this season. The All-Star originally was scheduled to start Wednesday night for the slumping Red Sox, who instead scratched Lester ahead of the trade deadline.

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Leaders
AVG: C. Crisp.274
HR: J. Donaldson23
RBI: J. Donaldson76
SB: C. Gentry18
W: S. Gray12
ERA: S. Kazmir2.37
Saves: S. Doolittle16
K: S. Gray121
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Oakland 6641.617-
LA Angels 6343.5942.5
Seattle 5552.51411
Houston 4464.40722.5
Texas 4365.39823.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .253 (14)
Runs: 535 (1)
Hits: 945 (10)
Home Runs: 112 (5)
Stolen Bases: 60 (16)
OBP: .329 (6)
SLG: .405 (8)
Total Bases: 1510 (7)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.19 (4)
Runs Allowed: 373 (4)
Saves: 24 (25)
Strikeouts: 817 (17)
OpBA: .232 (2)
OBP: .293 (2)
SLG: .352 (2)
Run Support: 4.93 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
7/31 J. Gomes Traded Boston (w/LHP Jon Lester for OF Yoenis Cespedes)
7/31 J. Lester Traded Boston (w/OF Jonny Gomes for OF Yoenis Cespedes)
7/28 B. Burns Purchased From Minors
7/28 C. Gentry Placed on 15-Day DL (Broken right hand)
7/27 A. Callaspo Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
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Injuries
Date Player Status
7/28 C. Gentry Broken right hand (on 15-day DL)
7/12 A. Callaspo off 15-day DL
7/2 J. Donaldson Back stiffness (day-to-day)
6/29 J. Reddick off 15-day DL
6/23 K. Blanks Strained left calf (on 15-day DL)
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