Former Red Sox, Cubs Ace Jon Lester Retires From MLB

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By Ben Pickman The 200-game winner pitched last season with the Cardinals and Nationals. View the original article to see embedded media. Former Red Sox and Cubs ace Jon Lester is retiring from MLB after a 16-year career, he told ESPN Wednesday. Lester, 38, won 200 games throughout his career, and he retires as one of just nine modern left-handed pitchers with 200 wins, a .600 winning percentage and a career ERA under 4.00 per ESPN. “It’s kind of run its course,” Lester said Wednesday. “It’s getting harder for me physically. The little things that come up throughout the year turned into bigger…

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