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Jon Lester • P
Ht/Wt:6'4", 249 lbs.
Born:Jan 7, 1984 (38 yrs) in Tacoma, WA
Hometown:Puyallup, WA
Experience:16 years
Drafted:Drafted by Boston in 2002 (2/57).
Bats:L
Throws:L
Movements & Injuries
2022
1/12/2022 Announced his retirement.
2021
11/03/2021 Filed for free agency.
10/06/2021 Not on the St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card playoff game roster.
8/01/2021 Added to the St. Louis Cardinals 26-man roster.
7/30/2021 Acquired from the Washington Nationals
4/30/2021 Missed 21 games (covid-19).
4/06/2021 COVID-19, 10-day injured list.
1/18/2021 Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a one-year contract.
2020
10/30/2020 Chicago Cubs declined their contract option for next season.
2019
7/27/2019 Missed 2 games (illness).
7/24/2019 Illness, day-to-day.
4/25/2019 Missed 12 games (strained left hamstring).
4/10/2019 Strained left hamstring, 10-day injured list (retroactive to April 9th, 2019).
2017
9/02/2017 Missed 14 games (left shoulder injury).
8/18/2017 Left shoulder injury, 10-day DL.
2014
12/10/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a six-year contract.
10/30/2014 Filed for free agency.
7/31/2014 Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.
2013
11/01/2013 Boston Red Sox exercised their contract option for next season.
2012
8/30/2012 Missed 4 games (left hamstring injury).
8/25/2012 Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011
7/25/2011 Missed 14 games (back injury).
7/06/2011 Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008
6/06/2008 Suspended by MLB for 3 games.
3/06/2008 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2007
9/02/2007 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
8/23/2007 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
7/23/2007 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
6/11/2007 Missed 62 games (lymphoma).
6/11/2007 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
3/28/2007 Lymphoma, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 23rd).
3/11/2007 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2006
10/02/2006 Missed the last 36 games of the regular season (back strain).
9/02/2006 Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (back strain).
8/28/2006 Back strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 24th).
6/10/2006 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
3/13/2006 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2/28/2006 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2005
11/18/2005 Contract purchased from Portland (AA).
2002
6/04/2002 Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2002.
Career Transactions
2014
12/10/2014 Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.
7/31/2014 Boston Red Sox traded Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes and cash considerations to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick in 2015.
2002
6/05/2002 Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round in 2004.
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