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Source: Athletics acquire Lester for Cespedes

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OAKLAND, Calif. — A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before today’s trade deadline.

Lester is 10-7 with a 2.52 ERA in 21 starts.

Cespedes is in the third season of a $36 million, four-year contract he signed before 2012.

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