Jon Lester

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Alex Reimer
March 05, 2018 - 12:48 pm
Jon Lester’s issues with throwing the ball to first base are well-chronicled. And this spring, instead of attempting to correct his longstanding problem, the left-handed hurler is trying to work around it. This new strategy came to the forefront Sunday, when Lester fielded a ground ball from the...
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Rob Bradford
February 10, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Remember when Jon Lester signed with the Cubs? He was going to be the foundation for Theo Epstein's championship starting rotation (which he was). That was three years, one month and 27 days from this writing. Now with three guaranteed years still left on Lester's contract, Epstein has jumped back...
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Rob Bradford
December 15, 2017 - 12:29 pm
Heading into the 2014 winter meetings, there was some optimism the Red Sox might be able to re-sign Jon Lester. John Henry had visited Lester a few days prior at the pitcher's Georgia home, and it certainly appeared as though the Red Sox were going to go all-in to get their ace back. But then, in...
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Alex Reimer
October 13, 2017 - 2:29 pm
The Red Sox exited early from the playoffs for the second consecutive year this week, bowing out to the Astros in four games. The Cubs, meanwhile, are heading back to the National League Championship Series for the third time in three years. And Jon Lester appears to be soaking it all in. The left-...
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Lucy Burdge
August 02, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Jon Lester hit his first career home run and recorded his 2,000th career strikeout in the same game on Tuesday night. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">.<a href=" https://twitter.com/JLester34 ">@JLester34</a> is hereby admitted to the...
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Lucy Burdge
July 18, 2017 - 11:54 am
Jon Lester recorded his first career stolen base Monday night in the Cubs’ 4-3 win over the Braves. VIDEO: @Cubs P @JLester34 gets his 1st career stolen base in the 6th against @Braves . #GoCubsGo pic.twitter.com/mTyYx1Osdm — Billy Krumb (@ClubhouseCancer) July 18, 2017 After drawing a walk off of...
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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo (44) celebrates after scoring in Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday. (Jerry Lai/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
October 30, 2016 - 7:56 pm
The Cubs live to fight another day, and the World Series is heading back to Cleveland. Behind six strong innings from Jon Lester and the longest save of Aroldis Chapman's career, the Cubs avoided elimination with a 3-2 victory over the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic before a packed house at...
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The jury is still out on the Drew Pomeranz trade. (Bob DeChiara/USA Today Sports)
July 28, 2016 - 6:47 am
With the trade deadline looming, it's hard not to look back on the Red Sox' deals since the turn of the century. Two notes on this list: The first is that these are the biggest deals, good or bad, which means yes, a couple 2014 deals will make this list. The second is that waiver and offseason...
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Jon Lester and John Farrell spoke after the manager was diagnosed with cancer. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Ryan Hannable
August 14, 2015 - 9:28 pm
If there's anyone who has somewhat of an idea of what manager John Farrell is going through, it's Cubs pitcher Jon Lester . Lester was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma in August of 2006, while Farrell revealed Friday he has stage 1 lymphoma. "I talked to him a little bit already,"...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2015 - 6:11 pm
Jon Lester lost two no-hit bids on Monday night against the Cardinals, and one of them has been a long time coming. In the second inning against former teammate John Lackey , Lester lined an infield single off of Lackey's shin, legging out the first hit of his career. Lester had started his career...
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