Jon Lester traded to Oakland

Jon Lester interacted with a fan before Tuesday night’s game, two days before being dealt to Oakland.

Lester is the centerpiece of a deal that also sends Jonny Gomes to Oakland, while Boston receives All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/2014-07-15T041818Z_1639108169_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_MLB-HOME-RUN-DERBY[1]--90x90.jpg Meet Yoenis Cespedes, new Red Sox outfielder

Cespedes, the two-time defending Home Run Derby champ, brings a big bat and a powerful right arm to Fenway Park.

John Farrell may have a radically different team soon as the Red Sox retool for 2015.

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Red Sox will bounce back fine from this

As they bid farewell to Jon Lester, the Red Sox have plans that will make them a competitive team again next season.

Christopher L. Gasper

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-13429.jpg How have Red Sox fallen so far, so fast?

It was just nine months ago the Sox were celebrating a World Series title. Now they’re close to disbanding the team.

Red Sox fans upset about fate of Jon Lester

From chants during Wednesday’s game to social media outbursts, fans let team management know they didn’t want to see Jon Lester leave.

Guide to baseball’s trade deadline day

Baseball teams have until 4 p.m. Thursday to get what they need for a playoff run. Here’s a guide to the action.

Jose Reyes was safe at first in the fifth inning on an error by Brandon Workman.

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Blue Jays 6, Red Sox 1

Blue Jays complete sweep at Fenway

The Red Sox’ free fall continued as trade rumors continue to swirl around the team.

Red Sox trade Felix Doubront to Cubs

The Red Sox will receive a player to be named later for the lefthanded pitcher.

Red Sox notebook

Anthony Ranaudo pitching Friday in Pawtucket

In the event Friday’s starter, John Lackey, is traded, Ranaudo could step up to the big club.

Notes: Justin Masterson traded to Cardinals

Masterson began the season as the Indians’ ace, but he'll end it with a different team in a different league.