Jon Lester RUMORS & NEWS

  • The Cardinals’ unheralded trades for J.A. Happ and Jon Lester are paying off

    The Athletic "Eight words out of nearly 2,500. That’s all I devoted to the Cardinals in my trade-deadline wrapup, and I did not even mention by name the two left-handed starting pitchers they had acquired, Jon Lester and J.A. Happ. All I wrote was, “. . . even the Cardinals (2 percent) fortified..." September 16

  • Jon Lester knows Anthony Rizzo’s free-agency challenge

    WEEI Boston "We know the Jon Lester story. Back in the 2014 spring training the Red Sox offered Lester a four-year, $70 million deal, that was remarkably under market value. With the baseline set so low, the Lester camp didn't counter, knowing that the number would have to come in outrageously..." August 03

  • Cardinals acquire Jon Lester from Nationals

    The Athletic "The St. Louis Cardinals acquired left-hander Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals shortly before the Major League Baseball trade deadline on Friday, a source confirmed to The Athletic. Lester, 37, is 3-5 with a 5.02 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 75 1/3 innings across 16 starts this..." July 30

  • Why Cubs departures of Jon Lester, Kyle Schwarber marked end of era

    NBC Sports Chicago "Cubs All-Stars Kris Bryant, Javy Báez and Anthony Rizzo suddenly gone after the season? Even Jon Lester, the hardened veteran twice burned and spurned by the business of baseball, has trouble imagining that. Read More- May 17

  • Nats' Jon Lester: It'd be 'weird' seeing Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant in different unis

    The Score "Washington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester believes Chicago Cubs stars Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, and Kris Bryant will look out of place if they leave the team in free agency after the 2021 campaign. Read More- May 17

  • Cubs' David Ross hopes Wrigley fans give Jon Lester 'the welcome back he deserves'

    The Score "Jon Lester returns to Wrigley Field for the first time since signing with the Washington Nationals on Monday and Chicago Cubs manager David Ross hopes the left-hander will be welcomed back with open arms. "I hope that the fans give him the welcome back he..." May 17