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Lefty Jon Lester finalizes $5M, 1-year deal with Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Jon Lester has been a part of three World Series champions and collected nearly 200 wins in the majors. He's been a five-time All-Star and a Cy Young runner-up.

Now 37 and heading toward his 16th season in the big leagues, the left-hander is looking forward to being a member of a stacked Washington Nationals rotation that features three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin.

"I'll tell you what: It's going to be nice to just kind of sit back and watch these guys work. I mean, obviously, I've seen them from afar and got to compete against them for a long time. I'm excited to work with them. It's always nice when you go to another team and you get to see how guys work," Lester said Wednesday on a video conference after finalizing a $5 million, one-year contract that brings him to the Nationals after six seasons with the Chicago Cubs.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Soto.351
HR: J. Soto13
RBI: T. Turner41
SB: T. Turner12
W: M. Scherzer5
ERA: M. Scherzer3.74
Saves: D. Hudson10
K: M. Scherzer92
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .264 (4)
Runs: 293 (10)
Hits: 519 (9)
Home Runs: 66 (21)
Stolen Bases: 33 (10)
OBP: .336 (6)
SLG: .433 (11)
Total Bases: 853 (13)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.09 (26)
Runs Allowed: 301 (20)
Saves: 12 (23)
Strikeouts: 508 (20)
OpBA: .271 (27)
OBP: .346 (27)
SLG: .466 (27)
Run Support: 5.24 (6)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/27 J. Lester Signed as Free Agent ( 2021)(one-year contract)
1/27 B. Swihart Signed to a Minor League Contract
1/26 B. Hand Signed as Free Agent ( 2021)(one-year contract)
1/23 R. Zimmerman Signed as Free Agent ( 2021)(one-year contract)
1/21 H. Pérez Signed to a Minor League Contract
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20 J. Irvin Right elbow surgery - out for season (day-to-day)
9/22 C. Kieboom Left wrist contusion (10-day IL)
9/21 A. Barrett Strained right triceps (10-day IL)
9/12 T. Rainey Right flexor strain (10-day IL)
9/11 S. Doolittle Strained right oblique (10-day IL)
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