Jon Lester

Chris Coghlan is just the most recent player to be shipped from Oakland to the northside of Chicago. He doesn’t seem to resent the move, though. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Eight former Athletics relish chance to play for best team in MLB

OAKLAND — Standing in the visitor’s clubhouse of the park he briefly…

 

A's starter Scott Kazmir could be headed to the Chicago Cubs — along with the versatile Ben Zobrist — before the trade deadline. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A’s lose again, trade rumors mount

As the sun continues to fade on the Athletics in the West,…

 

Charles Rex Arbogast/AP PhotoFormer A's pitcher was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in 2002.

Cherington wishes he had more talk with Lester

SAN DIEGO -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington says he wishes…

 

Andrew Nelles/AP file photoMatt Cain

Don’t worry about a little rain falling on Giants

Nobody wants their parade rained upon, but when it happened so literally…

Andrew Nelles/AP file photoMatt Cain
Jeff Chiu/AP file photoFormer A's pitcher Jon Lester has reportedly accepted a six-year

Lester reportedly picks Cubs, gets deal for six years, $155 million

SAN DIEGO -- Pitcher Jon Lester agreed Tuesday night to a $155…

Jeff Chiu/AP file photoFormer A's pitcher Jon Lester has reportedly accepted a six-year
Ben Margot/ap file photoOakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester warms up prior to the baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday.

Lester tells Giants he won’t join champs

SAN DIEGO -- Jon Lester will not be staying in the Bay…

Ben Margot/ap file photoOakland Athletics pitcher Jon Lester warms up prior to the baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Saturday.
Gregory Bull/ap file photoIn recent Giants news

In leaving Giants, Tim Flannery simply embarking on a new journey

Everything in life can be labeled one of two ways: Good for…

Gregory Bull/ap file photoIn recent Giants news
Ben Margot/AP file photoJon Lester

Giants reportedly pursuing Jon Lester

A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon…

Ben Margot/AP file photoJon Lester
Jeff Roberson/AP file photoLeft-hander Jon Lester's acquisition by the A's was questioned when general manager Billy Beane traded slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox.

Beane defends trade for Lester as A's begin offseason

OAKLAND -- Support his big moves or not, Billy Beane made one…

Jeff Roberson/AP file photoLeft-hander Jon Lester's acquisition by the A's was questioned when general manager Billy Beane traded slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox.
AP photoA's pitcher Jon Lester will have his 12th start and 14th postseason appearance tonight against the Royals.

A’s Lester, Royals’ Shields in AL wild-card focus

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals made one of the…

AP photoA's pitcher Jon Lester will have his 12th start and 14th postseason appearance tonight against the Royals.
Dave Tulis/AP file photoThe A’s losing streak hit five games Sunday after getting swept by the Braves. The loss dropped the A’s out of first place in the AL West.

It’s time for the A’s to shake out of their slump

With 38 games left in the season, the A’s are mired in…

Dave Tulis/AP file photoThe A’s losing streak hit five games Sunday after getting swept by the Braves. The loss dropped the A’s out of first place in the AL West.
Charlie Riedel/APWith six strong innings

Lester leads Athletics past Royals, 11-3

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jon Lester pitched six strong innings and Josh…

Charlie Riedel/APWith six strong innings
Ben Margot/APAthletics' Jon Lester threw a shutout Thursday against Minnesota Twins.

Lester goes the distance in A’s win over Twins

OAKLAND — Jon Lester pitched a three-hitter for his fourth career shutout,…

Ben Margot/APAthletics' Jon Lester threw a shutout Thursday against Minnesota Twins.
AP file photoYoenis Cespedes was the A’s player everyone could name

Cespedes trade will show A’s have depth to replace star

There have been two distinct eras of accomplishment since Billy Beane took…

AP file photoYoenis Cespedes was the A’s player everyone could name
David J. Phillip/USA TODAY SportsJon Lester pitched into the eighth for the Red Sox

Lester's gem puts Red Sox one win away from World Series title

ST. LOUIS -- Jon Lester pitched the Boston Red Sox within a whisker…

David J. Phillip/USA TODAY SportsJon Lester pitched into the eighth for the Red Sox
Charles Krupa/APBoston Red Sox starter Jon Lester was accused by a St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer of possibly using a foreign substance on his glove.

Red Sox's Lester says substance on glove was just rosin

BOSTON -- Jon Lester says there was nothing but rosin -- which is…

Charles Krupa/APBoston Red Sox starter Jon Lester was accused by a St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguer of possibly using a foreign substance on his glove.