Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • 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