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Jon Lester inks one-year deal with Nationals

by Carmen Maiorano | Nationals Correspondent | Mon, Jan 18th 8:23pm EST

Jon Lester agreed to a one-year deal with a mutual option with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical. (Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Lester struggled to a 5.16 ERA over 61 innings in 2020 with a 15.8% strikeout rate, which was easily the lowest of his career. He'll look to be this year's Anibal Sanchez for the Nationals, a soft-tossing veteran clinging on to the last years of his career. He is currently going outside the top-600 in drafts, and that ADP should only slightly rise with this news.

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