Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • If Cubs are interested, Jon Lester endorses acquiring Jonathan Papelbon

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is willing to admit that free-agent reliever Jonathan Papelbon is “crazy,” as a lot of fans assume, but Lester stopped short of calling Papelbon anything but a good teammate. “He is crazy,” Lester said with a smile on Sunday. “But he’s no crazier than the rest of..." August 15

  • Jon Lester believes bone chip in left elbow not serious issue

    Chicago Tribune "John Lester knows he's pitching with a chip in his prized left elbow. It was discovered during an MRI recommended by his agents before his free-agent sweepstakes in November of 2014 and revealed in "The Arm," a book to be released next month in which author Jeff Passan devotes a chapter to the..." March 21

  • Lester confirms bone chip in elbow, calls it 'non-issue'

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs bet $155 million that it won’t disrupt their big plans for October the next few years. And Jon Lester seems confident it will remain the “non-issue” it has been for much of his career – then looks around for a place to “knock on wood” whenever he mentions it. But a bone chip lurks..." March 20

  • Jon Lester: 'No hard feelings' after Red Sox go all in for David Price

    Chicago Sun-Times "He had a right to feel angry. Maybe even betrayed. But when Jon Lester saw the Boston Red Sox pursue David Price so much more aggressively this winter than they did their own, homegrown ace a year earlier, what was his response? After Price signed a record $217 million deal, Lester texted..." March 02