Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jon Lester not expected to miss extended time with injury

    Sportsnaut "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester pulled himself out of the game on Thursday, and later in the evening there were reports he might miss the rest of the season. However, after visiting with a specialist, there’s good news for Lester and the Cubs. While it’s been far from a brilliant 2017..." August 18

  • Jon Lester to miss one or two starts

    Hardball Talk "Jon Lester had a terrible outing yesterday, allowing nine runs — seven earned — and leaving the game before he could complete two innings.Lester entered the afternoon with a 3.99 ERA. He exited with a 4.37 ERA. Later the Cubs said that Lester was suffering from left lat tightness. The Cubs are..." August 18

  • Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant says Jon Lester didn't deserve boos

    Daily Herald "Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester took the brunt of the boos, but third baseman Kris Bryant said that was unfair. The Wrigley Field crowd of 41,604 booed when Lester came out of Sunday's 14-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after just two-thirds of an inning and the Pirates ahead 10-0...." July 10

  • ​Cubs’ Jon Lester has worst outing ever Sunday vs. Pirates

    Sporting News "Jon Lester took the mound at Wrigley Field on Sunday for the Cubs’ game against the Pirates, and things didn’t go so well for the lefty. In fact, it was probably his worst outing ever. Lester gave up 10 runs, four earned, in two-thirds of an inning. It’s the first start of Lester’s career that..." July 09

  • It finally happened: Jon Lester does the unthinkable, picks off a runner

    CSN Chicago "It finally happened. In the fifth inning of Saturday's Cubs-Cardinals game at Wrigley Field, Jon Lester did the unthinkable and picked off Tommy Pham at first base. After reaching base via a two-out walk, Pham took a huge lead at first." June 03

  • Jon Lester is 'over this damn slide rule' after Cubs lose a run Saturday

    CBS Sports "Saturday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals beat the rival Chicago Cubs (STL 5, CHC 3) to further increase their NL Central lead. The Cardinals have a 1 1/2 game lead in the division overall, and a 2 1/2 game lead over the fourth-place Cubs. In the fifth inning Saturday the Cubs lost a run when..." May 14

  • 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