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A three-time All-Star and two-time World Series Champion, Jon Lester is in his second season with Chicago after he signed with the Cubs on December 15, 2014 ... owns a 127-79 record with a 3.55 ERA (711 ER/1,801.0 IP) in 285 games, all but one as a starter, with Boston (2006-14), Oakland (2014) and the Cubs. Has twice finished fourth in A.L. Cy Young award voting, doing so in 2010 and 2014. Won World Series Championships with Boston in 2007 and 2013, including earning the victory in the decisive Game Four of the 2007 series against Colorado … his six playoff wins are tied for the most in Red Sox history (Pedro Martinez). Has made five Opening Day starts, including last season with Chicago ... made four-straight Opening Day starts for Boston, 2011-14, passing Babe Ruth (1916-18) and Mel Parnell (1952-54) for the longest run by a southpaw in club history. His 1,386 strikeouts with Boston are the most in club history by a left-hander and fourth-most overall on the franchise list. Earned 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 Red Sox Pitcher of the Year honors from the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA. Has surpassed the 200.0 inning mark four-straight seasons and in seven of the last eight ... has reached 32 starts in a season eight times. Received the 2007 Tony Conigliaro Award for overcoming adversity … honored with the 2008 Hutch Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, an award given annually to a major league baseball player who best exemplifies "Hutch's" fighting spirit and competitive desire. Launched the NVRQT cancer research fundraising campaign with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation in May 2012 … short for 'never quit', the rally cry NVRQT is the voice to support kids in their battle against pediatric cancer and the researchers working endlessly to find a cure. Graduated from Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma, Wash., where he was a three-time MVP and three-time All-Area selection … named Gatorade State Player of the Year for Washington in 2000.

*Courtesy Cubs.com

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