Report: 'Very good chance' Red Sox trade John Lackey with Jon Lester
Lester was scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start because of what manager John Farrell called "all the uncertainty surrounding" him.
Lester and Lackey have each made 21 starts this season. Lester's ERA is 2.52 and Lackey's is 3.60.
Lester has said that he would be open to re-signing with Boston this winter even if the team trades him away at the deadline.
On Tuesday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated associate editor Ted Keith and MLB writer Albert Chen discuss how well the umps are calling games and who will come out on top in the American League East.
- Dan Gartland