Report: 'Very good chance' Red Sox trade John Lackey as well as Jon Lester

July 30, 2014 - 8:48 am

The rumors regarding a trade of Jon Lester have been rampant, but there hasn't been nearly as much reported about fellow Red Sox pitcher John Lackey. However, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal tweeted Wednesday afternoon that both hurlers could be headed elsewhere prior to Thursday afternoon's trade deadline. Wrote Rosenthal: Source: "Very good chance" that #RedSox trade Lackey along with Lester. Rosenthal followed up with another tweet clarifying that he did not mean the pitchers were being packaged in the same deal. Rosenthal mentioned the Indians and Marlins as being among teams that would be interested in a pitcher like Lackey who is under team control for one more season (and for only $500,000).