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7.23.2007

Lester To Make Triumphant Return

Jon Lester is returning from the DL Monday after a year away from the big leagues.
Jon Lester beat cancer. That's awesome.

After a rookie season which was cut short due to a diagnosis of lymphoma last summer, Lester is slated to make his comeback today against the Cleveland Indians.

This marks the 23-year-old lefty's first start since he beat the Los Angeles Angels on August 23, 2006.

After undergoing treatment during the offseason, he rejoined the club during spring training and started the season on the disabled list. He was activated on June 11th, but was promptly optioned for some minor league seasoning.

Lester then went 4-5 with a 3.89 ERA and 51 strikeouts in 71.2 minor league innings this season with the AAA Pawtucket Sox.

Julian Tavarez is high. That is all.Right-hander Julian Tavarez, who is 5-8 with a 5.27 ERA in 18 starts, will move to the bullpen to make room for Lester in Boston's rotation.

[Boston Globe] | [SOX & Dawgs] | []


2 Comments:

Kerrie said...

Reminds me of

"She's like the Babe Ruth of Moms! If anyone can beat cancer, it's her!"

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