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Jon Lester

Jon Lester

Pitcher - Washington Nationals

Throws: L

Bats: L

Height: 6' 4"

Weight: 249

Date of Birth: January 7, 1984 (37 years old)

Washington Nationals

Jon Lester News

Nationals' Jon Lester: Joins eight other Nats on COVID IL

The Nationals placed Lester on the COVID-19 injured list Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of reports.Lester is one of nine Nationals players on the 40-man roster who will begin the campaign on the IL as a result of the team's recent COVID-19 outbreak. Prior reports have suggested that only four of the players in question have been confirmed to have tested positive for the virus, but it's uncertain whether Lester is one of the infected players or if he was merely a close contact. Jon Heyman of MLB Network, players that tested positive will be eligible to return after 10 days in quarantine, while those ruled out through contact tracing can return after a week. With both Lester and Patrick Corbin on the COVID-19 IL to begin the season, Erick Fedde and Austin Voth could temporarily slot into the rotation as their replacements.

Nationals' Jon Lester: First start still undetermined

Lester threw 75 pitches over 4.1 innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals, but it's not yet clear when he will make his first regular-season start, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.The veteran southpaw is a little behind the rest of the rotation so the team could elect to have Lester throw a simulated game Friday, the first scheduled off-day of the season for the Nats, before taking the mound against Atlanta on April 7. Washington should announce its rotation plans to begin the season later this week.

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