Blue Jays out of Jon Lester sweepstakes

One thing is for sure regarding Red Sox ace Jon Lester — he won't be a Toronto Blue Jay. (AFP)

One thing is for sure regarding Red Sox ace Jon Lester — he won't be a Toronto Blue Jay. (AFP)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:22 PM ET

Jon Lester had been traded to the Baltimore Orioles.

That was the word during batting practice on Wednesday night.

He might be some day, but he hasn’t gone any where yet.

Is he going to the Oakland A’s, Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers?

Possibly, but the destination of the Boston Red Sox lefty, scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start against the Blue Jays, remains uncertain.

Only one thing is sure heading into Thursday afternoon 4 o’clock deadline: He’s not coming to the Blue Jays. Team officials have told others that they are out of the Lester sweepstakes. Same for the St. Louis Cardinals and Seattle Mariners.


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