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Yost surprised by blockbuster trades around MLB

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals manager Ned Yost woke up Thursday morning and reacted to the Boston-Oakland trade similarly to how anyone else plugged into the baseball world would.

"When it started this morning, I couldn't believe it. I had to look at it twice when I saw [Jon] Lester for [Yoenis] Cespedes," Yost said.

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KANSAS CITY -- Royals manager Ned Yost woke up Thursday morning and reacted to the Boston-Oakland trade similarly to how anyone else plugged into the baseball world would.

"When it started this morning, I couldn't believe it. I had to look at it twice when I saw [Jon] Lester for [Yoenis] Cespedes," Yost said.

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Yost is referring to the trade that sent Cespedes, a promising outfielder with the Athletics, to the Red Sox for Lester and outfielder Jonny Gomes.

By the end of the day, the Boston-Oakland blockbuster was overshadowed by an American League Central division rival's big splash.

The Tigers acquired Rays starter David Price in a three-way trade just before the non-waiver Trade Deadline passed.

"It was a nice acquisition. It's a nice pitcher to have, but that doesn't change what we're trying to do," Yost said. "Is it going to make it tougher when we face [Detroit]? Yeah, I mean, that's a pretty good rotation over there, but we like our rotation too."

Jackson Alexander is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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