Jon Lester

Jon Lester

SP - CHC - DL10
Age: 35Bats: LThrows: L

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Jon Lester (hamstring) placed on IL

Lester was formally placed on the 10-day IL with a strained left hamstring.

Fantasy Impact

Lester was injured while running the bases in Monday's home-opening victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Manager Joe Maddon only expects the veteran lefty to miss one or two starts at most. Lester has a 2.57 ERA with 14 strikeouts through 14 innings on the season.

James Bisson1 week ago
Jon Lester (hamstring) reportedly headed to the IL

Jon Lester was pulled after two innings in Monday's start, due to a tight hamstring. This news contradicts Lester's original statement that he 'intended to make his next start.' It is not known how significant the injury is but manager Joe Maddon said Lester would miss 'one, maybe two starts.'

Fantasy Impact

While this IL-stint has not been made official, reliable sources are reporting this move by the Cubs. At the very least, fantasy owners need to expect Lester out for his next scheduled start on Sunday. The veteran lefty may miss a second start as well, so look for official announcements as they come.

Garett Thomas1 week ago
Jon Lester (hamstring) says he intendeds to make next start

Jon Lester (hamstring) says he intends to make his next start. He was pulled after two innings in Monday's 10-0 win over the Pirates due to hamstring tightness.

Fantasy Impact

More specifically, Lester said, "as of now" he's making his next start, and that tomorrow would tell us more. It's easy to get worried whenever a pitcher leaves a start with injury, especially a 35-year-old pitcher, but this injury seems relatively minor. He could get pushed back a few days, but an IL trip seems unlikely.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago
Jon Lester leaves start early with hamstring tightness Monday

Jon Lester left his Monday start against the Pirates after two innings with left hamstring tightness.

Fantasy Impact

Lester was replaced by Brad Brach after pitching two scoreless innings. It's a shame he had to leave early, as his offense gifted him a 6-0 lead and Lester would've likely been in line for a win in this game. He should be considered day-to-day for now.

Elliott Baas2 weeks ago
Jon Lester leaves Monday's game with injury

Jon Lester left Monday's game against the Pirates due to an undisclosed injury at this time. He reached base with an RBI double and it appears he hurt himself while running the bases. He recorded two shutout innings before leaving the game.

Fantasy Impact

Lester hopefully will be fine for his next start however, we really don't know how serious the injury is at this time. It's certainly possible he enters the IL, we should get an update soon.

Kamran Hoda2 weeks ago