Cubs News and Notes: Jon Lester surgery update, Miller impressive, Jeffress released, more


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Lester had successful surgery on Friday (Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports)
Lester had successful surgery on Friday (Patrick Gorski - USA Today Sports)

Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a great day.

Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.

We will try to have this feature several times a week, so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.

Let's get right to all the Cubs notes!

Former Cubs pitcher Jon Lester had successful thyroid gland surgery on Friday and will be rejoining the team.

"He said he feels great," Nationals manager Dave Martinez told the media Sunday. Now it’s just a healing process."

Great news for one of the favorite all-timers with the Cubbies!

Veteran infielder Eric Sogard took some live batting as he gets ramped up in spring training:

Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera is back at camp and getting some good work in:

Veteran Pedro Strop got in some work too:

All smiles before Saturday's win against the Brew Crew:

Veteran pitcher Shelby Miller looked great in his start:

Newcomer Joc Pederson continues to impress as he hits his second homer of spring:

A few pictures of his homer:

The Cubs bullpen was on fire recording 10 straight strikeouts to end the game:

The Cubs won 3-1 on Saturday as their record after Saturday was 4-1-1 during spring:

Nico Hoerner talks about his upcoming 2021 season:

“Coming off of last year especially, I think the attitude more than ever is just controlling what you can, especially with just how chaotic structure has been in all parts of life, and just kind of enjoying where you’re at."

New Cubs announcer Jon Scambi is preparing for chilly weather in Chicago:

Sorta shocking news as former Cubs reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been released by the Nationals. He recently signed a minor-league deal with the ballclub, and Dave Martinez had said that he was pitching impressively.

"He looks great," Martinez told the media last week. "I watched him throw...the ball was coming out really nice."

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo told the media today, “He was released for personnel reasons.”

Could the Cubs offer him a similar deal, or do they have way too many arms already?

A few aerial shots of beautiful Wrigley Field to check out:

I know most Cubs fans miss this guy:

34 years ago this weekend, Andre Dawson signed his one-year deal with the Cubs:

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