According to multiple industry sources, the Red Sox have sent Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics in exchange for power hitting outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

The Athletics are loading for bear in their rotation, believing that power pitching is what wins in the postseason. With Lester — one of the best postseason pitchers of all time and the American League-leader in ERA over the last calendar year — fronting a rotation that now also features Jeff Samardzija and Sonny Gray, the Athletics appear to be in position to try to make a run.

More details to follow.