Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jon Lester hates managers pulling starters so early in playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "A trend has emerged in playoff baseball where managers utilize extremely quick hooks with their starting pitchers and opt to go heavy with their bullpens during games. Jon Lester is not a fan of this managing style. Lester joined “The Tiki and Tierney Show” on CBS Sports TV and Radio Networks..." October 27

  • John Lackey’s retirement announced in Jon Lester’s emotional tribute?

    Chicago Sun-Times "If this wasn’t a retirement party for John Lackey in the Cubs’ clubhouse Wednesday night, somebody forgot to tell an emotional Jon Lester, who addressed the team with a tribute to his closest friend in baseball – with what must have been a sting of champagne in his eyes. After calling Lackey..." September 29

  • Jon Lester isn’t a fan of the nachos guy from yesterday’s game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Just when it looked like the Cubs’ late-September lives couldn’t get any more charmed than they did in Milwaukee, get a tray load of what went down Monday at Busch Stadium. And don’t forget the extra cheese. The Cubs won 10-2 to eliminate the rival Cardinals and lower their magic number to..." September 26

  • Jon Lester will come off DL to start Saturday against Braves

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Cubs have opted for a six-man turn through their rotation. They’re activating Jon Lester from the disabled list to start Saturday against the Braves. Lester, who was deemed fit to return from the DL after a 50-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, will make his first start since leaving the..." August 31

  • 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

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