Lester also thanked the Red Sox for his run in Boston.
Hammel had a 2.98 ERA for the Cubs in 2014 before being traded to the Athletics.
Wright and Baker will become free agents.
Wood was 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA in 2014.
Sale was 12-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 2014.
Wada was 4-4 with a 3.25 ERA in 2014.
A larger mentality is shared by the front offices of the Royals and Cubs.
Jake Arrieta threw seven innings of two-hit ball while striking out 10.
John Lackey opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.
If not for Len Kasper, the Cubs wouldn’t have allowed a hit this season, so says Twitter.
Cubs righty Jake Arrieta took a no-hitter into the eighth inning and struck out 13.
The only hit Jake Arrieta allowed was a one-double to Brandon Phillips in the eighth inning.
Johnny Cueto opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.
Jake Arrieta opposes Mark Buehrle tonight at the Rogers Centre.
Yovani Gallardo opposes Jake Arrieta tonight at Wrigley Field.
Chicago righty Jake Arrieta got shelled, as Cincinnati took an early 6-0 lead.
“I’m not sure I’d trade our long-term future for anybody’s,” Theo Epstein says.
Jake Arrieta opposes Dylan Axelrod this afternoon at Great American Ball Park.
It was June 26, 2012, when the rebirth began at Wrigley Field.
Former Oriole pitcher Jake Arrieta continued to show why Baltimore and the rest of baseball made a mistake in looking beyond his erratic seasons of the past.