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The deal includes a vesting option for the 2021 season
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Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Lester was introduced to the media by the Chicago Cubs on Monday. Lester agreed to terms on a six-year contract reportedly worth $155 million. The deal includes a vesting option for the 2021 season. I got a good sense of how crazy these fans are about their Cubs baseball, Lester said at a downtown Chicago press conference. Its a huge honor to be part of this organization. We fully buy in, and we take on the responsibility of trying to bring this city a World Series. The 30-year-old Lester went 6-4 with a 2.35 earned run average for the Oakland Athletics after he and outfielder Jonny Gomes were acquired in a blockbuster trade-deadline swap from the Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes. Lester is most known for his prowess in the postseason, where he is 6-4 with 2.57 ERA in 14 career appearances (12 starts), including a perfect 3-0 mark with a sparkling 0.43 ERA in the World Series. Lester has a 116-67 record with a 3.58 ERA over his nine-year career. He turned down a $70 million contract extension from Boston during the spring, the team which he helped win two World Series titles (2007, 2013). This signing really marks a transition of sorts for the Cubs, the start of a period where we are clearly very serious about bringing a World Series to the Cubs and the people of Chicago, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said. Its a great day for our fans. Theyve been so patient with us, incredibly patient, over the last few years and they truly deserve a pitcher and a person of this caliber to call their own. Maxx Crosby Jersey . In the opening game of his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open, the owner of 17 major titles got passed at the net twice, sailed a backhand long, then missed two forehands to get broken. Hunter Renfrow Womens Jersey . The game got off to a less-than-ideal start for the Jets as Oliver Ekman-Larsson found a wide open net from the slot and opened the scoring for the Coyotes a lead in the first period, but Olli Jokinen answered back just over half a minute later. http://www.shoptheraidersonline.com/Elit...rs-Jersey/ . He just didnt expect them to be this good. Darrun Hilliard scored 19 points to lead No. 6 Villanova to a dominating 77-59 victory over Georgetown on Saturday, preserving the Wildcats hopes of a No. Dave Casper Jersey .During the week, McCoy told reporters he respected Hoyer for his intelligence, athleticism and how he conducts himself on and off the field. This wasnt an act, some attempt at psyching out Hoyer. Trayvon Mullen Raiders Jersey .com) - Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos had an arthroscopic procedure performed on his right elbow last week, the teams official site reported Wednesday. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Othyus Jeffers had 13 points and six rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 98-89 preseason victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. Gorgui Dieng, a 6-foot-11 rookie centre out of national champion Louisville, pulled down nine rebounds and blocked four shots for Minnesota. "Hes a smart player," Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman said. "He knows what we want him to do. Hes not intimidated by anybody." John Henson led the Bucks with 16 points and Caron Butler added 13. Milwaukee finished with 23 turnovers. The Bucks got into foul trouble in the first half with centre Larry Sanders drawing four early fouls. Bucks coach Larry Drew said hes short-handed up front but didnt want to tax Henson or Sanders with too many minutes. He said 20 to 25 minutes for each was plenty.dddddddddddd Henson played 25 minutes, 10 more than Sanders. "The one thing I didnt want to do was I didnt want to run John or Larry into the ground," Drew said. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 3,250 at the Sanford Pentagon, the home of the NBA D-Leagues Skyforce. Fan favourite Nate Wolters, a rookie out of South Dakota State, got the start at point guard for the Bucks. He scored 10 points in 20 minutes and Drew took him out of the game with 14 seconds left to a standing ovation. "Hes a really good coach, a really good guy and I appreciated him doing that," Wolters said. The Timberwolves were 1 of 7 from behind the 3-point line in the first half then made consecutive 3s to open the third quarter and finished 7 of 15 from beyond the arc for the game. ' ' '
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