Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • Runners still trying to get in Jon Lester's head with big leads, but it doesn't work

    CBS Sports "Ace left-hander Jon Lester, the runner-up for the 2016 NL Cy Young award, started the game for the Cubbies. They rearranged their rotation slightly to ensure Lester would face the Dodgers this series because Los Angeles has problems hitting left-handers. The Cubs flipped Lester and Jake Arrieta --..." April 11

  • Jon Lester to make second Opening Day start for Cubs in 2017

    Fanrag Sports "According to an official statement released by the club on Thursday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs will be handing the ball to veteran left-hander Jon Lester for their Opening Day matchup against the rival St. Louis Cardinals. It is also worth noting that Lester will be making his second Opening Day..." March 02

  • Lester missed White House trip due to family death, not politics

    USA Today "Jon Lester was one of four current Chicago Cubs players who were on the roster for the franchise’s first World Series title in more than a century to miss Monday’s White House visit. The Cubs ace said on Twitter on Tuesday that his decision had nothing to do with President Obama, who is set to..." January 17

  • Jon Lester takes funny shot at himself for inability to throw to first base

    Larry Brown Sports "Jon Lester has a major problem with throwing to first base, but at least the Chicago Cubs ace has a sense of humor about it. Lester’s problems throwing to first gained a lot of attention after he signed a $155 million contract with the Cubs. He basically stopped trying to hold runners on..." December 01

  • Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester will be available to pitch in Game 7

    Chicago Tribune "After pitching 5 2/3 innings during the Cubs’ 9-3 victory against the Indians in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, Jake Arrieta said his right arm is ready for anything in Game 7 on Wednesday. Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Jon Lester will be available, too. “I’ll definitely be available..." November 02

  • Jon Lester will be in Cubs’ bullpen for rest of World Series

    Larry Brown Sports "Jon Lester gave the Chicago Cubs six strong innings on Sunday to help them win Game 5 of the World Series, but that does not mean his work for the series is done. Lester threw just 90 pitches on Sunday and had Monday off, so he will be in the bullpen as an option for Joe Maddon in Games 6 and 7..." November 01