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Report: Red Sox open to trading Jon Lester, John Lackey

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The Boston Red Sox are open to trading starting pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey, reports Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The trading deadline is Thursday at 4 p.m. ET. According to ESPN.com, the team is also weighing offers for left-handed reliever Andrew Miller.

Lester is in the final season of his five-year, $30 million contract and has compiled a 10-7 record with a 2.52 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season for Boston. The Red Sox are 48-58 and 11 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East.

MoreAs trade deadline approaches, shallow market presents tough questions

Lackey, 35, is scheduled to make $15.25 million next season, but the team holds a club option for the major league minimum salary due to Lackey’s Tommy John surgery in 2012. He is 11-7 with a 3.60 ERA this year.

- Scooby Axson

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