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  • Jon Lester scratched from start with 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester scratched from start with 'dead' arm
    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester was scratched from Saturday's start against the Seattle Mariners because of a "dead" left arm that manager Joe Maddon insists isn't serious enough to affect his opening day start. “He’s going...
  • Cubs ace Jon Lester buys North Side house for $3.8 million

     Cubs ace Jon Lester buys North Side house for $3.8 million
    Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester has paid $3.8 million for a five-bedroom, 7,000-square-foot house on the North Side, according to sources close to the deal. Lester joins fellow pitcher Jason Hammel in becoming the only two Cubs to own homes...
  • Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0

    Monday's recap: Padres 7, Cubs 0
    The summary Jon Lester said his location was lacking in the bullpen, and it showed as he lasted only 31/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the...
  • Learning lessons for Jon Lester

    Learning lessons for Jon Lester
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester used Monday’s rough start as a learning lesson rather than an excuse. “I want (positive) results,” Lester said after his was tagged for six runs on seven hits in only 3 1/3 innings of a 7-0 loss to the San...
  • Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0

    Cubs Game Day: Cubs, Lester lose 7-0
    Padres 7, Cubs 0 Spring record: 5-9-1 The summary: Jon Lester lasted only 3 1/3 innings. Lester issued his first walk of the spring to Derek Norris, and former Red Sox teammate Will Middlebrooks followed with a double off the left field wall. Lester...
  • Jake Arrieta sees possibilities for Cubs, pushes himself to be better

    Jake Arrieta sees possibilities for Cubs, pushes himself to be better
    MESA, Ariz. — After walking three men in two innings Sunday in his spring debut, Cubs starter Jake Arrieta went for a little run. Then, like Forrest Gump, Arrieta kept running and running and running. "Even now I expect results," Arrieta said....
  • Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine

    Catcher David Ross' approach to game anything but routine
    MESA, Ariz. — It was supposed to be a routine rundown drill on a Sunday morning, with the first baseman trailing the play after throwing to the shortstop for the out. But backup catcher David Ross immediately noticed something was wrong, even as...
  • Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs

     Jon Lester creates, embraces great expectations for Cubs
    MESA, Ariz. — The roll call of forgettable pitchers getting major-league starts with the Cubs since Theo Epstein took over as president includes Chris Volstad, Justin Germano, Jason Berken, Randy Wells and Scott Baker. When you're looking to start...
  • Cubs Game Day: Lester throws 2 scoreless innings, Cubs lose 5-2

    Cubs Game Day: Lester throws 2 scoreless innings, Cubs lose 5-2
    Reds 5, Cubs 2 Spring record: 0-2-1 The summary: The highly anticipated debut of left-hander Jon Lester lived up to its brief but impressive billing before a Sloan Park record crowd of 15,331. Lester struck out three while allowing only a broken bat...
  • Javier Baez starts at shortstop in Jon Lester's Cubs debut

    Javier Baez starts at shortstop in Jon Lester's Cubs debut
    MESA, Ariz. -- Javier Baez will return to his former position at shortstop Friday as Jon Lester makes his Chicago Cubs debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Baez moved to second base at Triple-A Iowa shortly before he was promoted to the majors on Aug. 5...
  • Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers

     Cubs players eager to get fans back in the bleachers
    MESA, Ariz. — Center fielder Dexter Fowler seemed disappointed to learn the Wrigley Field bleachers reconstruction won't be completed until at least early June so he won't be able to hear fan noise behind him. "I don't know what to expect," said...