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Northwest Herald Apr 19, 2015

Lester makes nifty play, but loses again as Padres top Cubs

CHICAGO – Cubs newcomer Jon Lester made a nifty play with his glove but lost again as the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 5-2 Sunday.
Full Count | WEEI Apr 10, 2015

Red Sox pitching coach Juan Nieves: Don’t worry about Jon Lester throwing over

NEW YORK — It took just one start for the panic to set in at Wrigley Field. Jon Lester doesn’t make pickoff throws! In fact, he has now gone 66 straight games without attempting a throw over to first, with the last one coming all the way back on April 30, 2013. The reason for […]

Cubs will address Jon Lester's inability to hold runners

Well before the Cubs signed Jon Lester to a record-setting six-year, $155 million contract, they were aware that he hadn't attempted a pickoff throw to first base since 2013.
New York Post Apr 5, 2015

The best of baseball: Ranking the top 5 at prime positions

In an age of great pitching, just try to pick the best five. If you take Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Max Scherzer, Jon Lester and Chris Sale, you leave out...
Chicago Tribune Mar 31, 2015

Jon Lester frustrated by Kris Bryant's demotion

MESA, Ariz. -- Ace left-hander Jon Lester didn't make his major league debut until more than two months into the 2006 season, so he knows about the service time issue surrounding minor league stars.

Jon Lester frustrated by Kris Bryant's demotion

MESA, Ariz. -- Ace left-hander Jon Lester didn't make his major league debut until more than two months into the 2006 season, so he knows about the service time issue surrounding minor league stars.
Chicago Tribune Mar 26, 2015

Jon Lester's arm looks alive in minor league start

MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester threw 54 pitches and topped out at 93 mph in a minor league start Thursday morning.

Jon Lester's arm looks alive in minor league start

MESA, Ariz. — Jon Lester threw 54 pitches and topped out at 93 mph in a minor league start Thursday morning.

Jon Lester with mixed feelings on minor league outing

MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester stopped short of declaring himself ready for Opening Day but after throwing 55 pitches on Thursday in a minor league contest against Cubs farmhands he’s getting closer. “I have one more start,” Lester said afterward. “I don’t like to look past the next one. … It’s not my first rodeo. We’ll figure it out.” Lester hit between 90-93 mph on the radar gun and both he and his catcher, David Ross, agreed that his fastball was mostly good but his off-speed stuff was not as sharp after missing a start recently due to a fatigued...

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