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Cubs, Cardinals have high hopes heading into opener

...upgrade. So did the team that plays there.The Chicago Cubs will be tested right from the start when they send new ace Jon Lester, a former Augusta GreenJacket, to the mound against Adam Wainwright for the opener against St. Louis tonight.The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-04/cubs-cardinals-have-high
Cubs to honor Ernie Banks at opener

...Joey and Jerry, will throw out the ceremonial first pitches and lead the seventh inning stretch.? Cubs pitcher Jon Lester declared himself ready for Opening Day after throwing 84 pitches in a minor league contest on Tues day.After he missed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-31/cubs-honor-ernie-banks-o
Cardinals spoil Cubs' debuts of Joe Maddon, Jon Lester in season opener

...ol' Cubbies. Same old Cardinals, too.At least for one game.Adam Wainwright threw six sharp innings to outpitch Jon Lester, and St. Louis handed new Chicago manager Joe Maddon a 3-0 loss Sunday night in the major league opener.Jason Heyward...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-04-05/cardinals-spoil-cubs-deb
Dodgers sign Cuban infielder Hector Olivera

...season-ending knee surgery in July. He has 11 Opening-Day starts overall. CUBS: There's a strong chance that Jon Lester won't pitch in another exhibition game this month.But the team wants to make sure its prized left-hander and former...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-03-24/dodgers-sign-cuban-infie
Max Scherzer, Jon Lester will be under a microscope after signing huge contracts with new teams

Max Scherzer and Jon Lester might as well have neon-green dollar signs stamped all over their uniforms and caps when spring training opens next week.Their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2015-02-13/max-scherzer-jon-lester-
Former GreenJacket Jon Lester is introduced by Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO - Jon Lester says he believes in the Chicago Cubs' plan and is ready to try to help bring them their first championship since 1908.Lester...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-15/former-greenjacket-jon-l
Pitcher Jon Lester's decision on team could come Tuesday

SAN DIEGO - As players and teams waited for Jon Lester to make a decision and start defining the high-end pitching market, baseball's winter meetings opened Monday with Oakland...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-12-08/pitcher-jon-lesters-deci
Jon Lester planning to meet with Giants

A person with knowledge of the arrangements says free agent left-hander Jon Lester, a former Augusta GreenJacket, has plans to meet with the San Francisco Giants next week.San Francisco has need for a front-line...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-25/jon-lester-planning-meet
Giancarlo Stanton "all-in" after signing lucrative deal with Marlins

...Ozuna, left fielder Christian Yelich and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria. BRAVES: Will meet today with free agent pitcher Jon Lester in Atlanta, which is only about 30 minutes from the ace left-hander's off-season home.That proximity and a mutual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-11-19/giancarlo-stanton-all-af
Giants, Royals ready for wild World Series finish

...former Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright.Even playoff-proven starter Jon Lester, another former GreenJacket, looked lost under October's bright lights for the one-and-done Athletics. Plus...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/baseball/2014-10-27/giants-royals-ready-wild