ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals done their final alternate of a dizzying promote-off, sending veteran left-hander Jon Lester to the St. Louis Cardinals at Friday’s time limit.
Lester becomes the 2nd skilled lefty to enroll in St. Louis, which also obtained J.A Happ from the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
The Nationals rating entered a fat rebuild no longer up to 2 years after winning the World Sequence, also procuring and selling away Max Scherzer, Trea Turner, Kyle Schwarber, Brad Hand, Daniel Hudson, Yan Gomes and Josh Harrison in a 24-hour span.
The 37-year-outdated skool Lester become once 3-5 with a 5.02 ERA in 16 begins one day of his first season with Washington. He has won three World Sequence titles in his 16-year profession: two with Boston and one with the Chicago Cubs.
The Cardinals entered Friday at .500 and trailing first-field Milwaukee by 9 1/2 video games in the NL Central. St. Louis become once 7 1/2 video games in the support of in the NL wild-card hasten.
Washington obtained snappily 25-year-outdated skool outfielder Lane Thomas from St. Louis. Thomas hit .104 in 32 video games for the Cardinals this season.
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