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  • Cubs' Jon Lester to make next start in minor league game

    Cubs' Jon Lester to make next start in minor league game
    MESA, Ariz. -- There's a strong chance that Jon Lester won't pitch in another exhibition game this month. But the Chicago Cubs want to make sure their prized left-hander builds up enough arm strength in a controlled setting in preparation for their...
  • Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing

    Cubs' Edwin Jackson reverts to 2014 form in extremely rocky outing
    MESA, Ariz. — Kris Bryant continues to hit in the fast lane, and Jon Lester is proceeding with caution. Edwin Jackson? The embattled Cubs pitcher said he received some inaccurate directions to HoHoKam Stadium that steered him off course in his...
  • Spring training warms the soul as well as body

    Spring training warms the soul as well as body
    "In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours." – Mark Twain Twain was speaking neither of Naperville nor Phoenix when he uttered those words, but they're no less true here...
  • Cubs' Jon Lester believes he's on schedule for opening night

    Cubs' Jon Lester believes he's on schedule for opening night
    MESA, Ariz. — After throwing 50 pitches off a mound Monday, Cubs left-hander Jon Lester expressed optimism that he would remain on target for the April 5 opener against the Cardinals. "We still got a long way to go," Lester said two hours after...
  • Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm

    Jon Lester not worried about 'dead' arm
    MESA, Ariz. -- Jon Lester arrived at the Chicago Cubs' clubhouse Saturday morning with his backpack and nothing that would indicate he is suffering from a "dead" left arm. "I don’t think it’s anything to be concerned about," Lester said...
  • Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation

    Cubs have ideas to utilize both Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson in rotation
    GLENDALE , Ariz. — The Cubs are taking no chances with the $155 million left arm of Jon Lester, and they are exploring creative ways to maximize some of the $22 million left on the contract of Edwin Jackson. Lester, 31, the centerpiece of the...
  • 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...