Washed up as in an old faded T-shirt sort of way.
While Thursday's trade seemed to benefit both clubs, it left the A's marketing department with an unusual dilemma because Saturday's game at Oakland's O.co Coliseum was supposed to be Yoenis Cespedes T-shirt night.
So the A's decided to just go ahead and give them out anyway.
Today's @ynscspds Yoenis Cespedes T-shirt giveaway by #Athletics two days after trade to #RedSox. pic.twitter.com/qSlxzFItTX
— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) August 2, 2014
Lester, who made his first start for the A's in the giveaway game, weathered the awkward situation, for an 8-3 win over the Royals.
Meanwhile, Cespedes went 1-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-4 Red Sox loss to the Yankees.