Red Sox Rumors: Heavy trade interest in Jon Lester, John Lackey

In today's Red Sox rumors and news update, the Boston Red Sox are fielding a litany of calls on starting pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey with the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline fast approaching.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Red Sox are receiving calls from all around Major League Baseball - including rivals withing their own division:

After weeks of speculation on his availability, reports surfaced on Monday indicating that the Boston Red Sox are actively shopping Jon Lester in his walk year. Such a move has been made easier by Lester's statement that he would be willing to return to New England this winter if traded and that he understands if the Red Sox need to make such a move for business purposes. While Lester is indeed heavily coveted, the veteran John Lackey could be equally as sought after thanks to a very team-friendly option for 2015:

Stay tuned to Chat Sports for all the latest on Hamels and Lackey as the Red Sox continue to mull their options over the next few days.


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