Former Cubs, Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester announces retirement

FILE - Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the game during the eighth inning of Game 1 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, in Boston. Lester, a durable left-hander who won three World Series titles during 16 years in the majors, has announced his retirement. Lester, who turned 38 on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, finishes with a 200-117 record and a 3.66 ERA in 452 career games, including 451 starts. He also has been a reliable postseason performer, compiling a 2.51 ERA in 26 appearances.

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