Cardinals acquire Lester from Nationals, Happ from Twins
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KFVS) - The St. Louis Cardinals acquired Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals and J.A. Happ from the Minnesota Twins.
The team made the announcement on Friday, July 30.
Left-handed pitcher Lester was acquired in exchange for outfielder Lane Thomas.
Lester, 37, was 3-5 with a 5.02 ERA in 16 starts for the Nationals this season. He is a four-time Cy Young Award Top-10 finalist and a five-time All-Star.
J.A. Happ was acquired from the Minnesota Twins, along with cash considerations, in exchange for right-handed pitcher John Gant and minor league left-handed pitcher Evan Sisk.
Happ, 38, is a veteran of 15 big league seasons, with a career mark of 128-98 with a 4.13 ERA in 343 career games.
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