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A four-time All-Star and three-time World Series Champion, Jon is in his third season with Chicago after he signed with the Cubs on December 15, 2014 ... owns a 146-84 record with a 3.44 ERA (766 ER/2,003.2 IP) in 317 games, all but one as a starter, with Boston (2006-14), Oakland (2014) and the Cubs (2015-16) ... Finished second in the 2016 N.L. Cy Young vote behind Washington's Max Scherzer ... finished fourth in the A.L. Cy Young vote in both 2010 and 2014 ... Is a three time World Series champion, having won the Fall Classic with Boston in both 2007 and 2013 and with the Cubs in 2016 ... earned 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) ... Ranks third in Cubs postseason history with 49.2 innings pitched and is tied for the most starts in Chicago playoff history with seven ... ranks second among all active pitchers with 19 post-season starts and 133.2 innings pitched (trailing only teammate John Lackey) ... leads all active pitchers with 117 post-season strikeouts ... Has made five Opening Day starts, including with Chicago in 2015 ... 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 ... Ranks second among active left-handed pitchers in wins (146) and fourth in strikeouts (1,861) ... is one of only 12 active pitchers with at least 2,000 innings pitched ... 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 five-straight seasons and in eight of the last nine ... has reached 31 starts in a season nine 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.



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