Report: Pitcher Jon Lester agrees to long-term deal with Chicago Cubs
Jon Lester has agreed to a long-term contract with the Chicago Cubs according to multiple reports Tuesday night. Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports the deal is for six-years and $155 million, with the Red Sox coming up short with an offer in the area of $135 million.
Lester was traded last season by the Red Sox to the Athletics at midseason where the former ace went 6-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 11 starts.
Heading to Chicago means Lester reunites with former Rex Sox executives Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer who now run the Cubs.
- Peter Bukowski