Jon Lester News Archive
Lester will pitch Saturday in a minor league game as his final tune-up for Opening Day, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Lester tossed 6.2 innings in Monday's Cactus League win over the Reds. He allowed three runs on nine hits, while striking out six and walking one.
Lester pitched against Triple-A Reno in Arizona on Wednesday, giving up three earned runs on eight hits over 5.1 innings. He walked one and struck out six.
Lester is working with new third base coach Brian Butterfield, who came over from the Red Sox this season, on throwing to bases during spring training, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Lester, who is scheduled to be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, went 2.2 innings Sunday against the Diamondbacks, giving up a run on three hits and two walks. He struck out three.
Lester will be the Cubs' Opening Day starter, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports.