Cubs Notes: Rotation Tweaked, Tough Roster Decision Awaits This WeekendJon Lester will start Friday at Cincinnati, with Jake Arrieta pushed back to Saturday.
Levine: Jon Lester Gets Tough No-Decision As Cubs Bullpen FaltersThe Cubs were swept by the Pirates after struggling in several areas in a 6-1 loss Sunday.
Cubs Move Jake Arrieta Up A Day In Rotation, Will Start Jon Lester Against DodgersInstead of getting the ball Sunday, Lester will start Monday against a lefty-heavy Dodgers team.
Bernstein: Cubs' Jon Lester, Willson Contreras Must Grow TogetherOnly live-game experience can provide Willson Contreras with the needed understanding of catching Jon Lester.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Working On Fastball CommandLester threw a 62-pitch session against minor leaguers Thursday with mixed results.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Happy To Move On From First Spring OutingThe Cubs want to be mindful of the stressful innings that Lester is tasked with this season.
Jon Lester Named Cubs' Opening Day StarterIt will be the second time in three years that Lester takes the hill for the Cubs in their opener.
Levine: Cubs' Jon Lester Adjusting To Life Without David Ross"He wants to get better, and he is eager to please," Lester says of young catcher Willson Contreras.
Cubs' Jon Lester Is Good At Self-DeprecationLester has jokes about his inability to throw to bases.
Levine: Cubs' Lester, Hendricks Finish 2nd, 3rd In NL Cy Young RaceNational right-hander Max Scherzer won the award.
Cubs' Bryant Is MVP Finalist; Hendricks, Lester Are Cy Young FinalistsAdditionally, Joe Maddon is an NL Manager of the Year finalist.
Cubs' Jon Lester Available In Relief, Ready For Any Role In Game 7Lester has three career relief appearances -- all in 2007.