The Baltimore Orioles have taken themselves out of the trade market for Jon Lester. Baltimore reportedly does not want to give up their best pitching prospects, including Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Eduardo Rodriguez and Hunter Harvey for a "56-game rental" in Lester.
The left-hander is in the final season of his five-year, $30 million contract. He has compiled a 10-7 record with a 2.52 ERA and 149 strikeouts this season for Boston. Going into Wednesday, the Red Sox are 48-59 and 12 games behind the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League East.
- Sarah Barshop