Jon Lester has been out of action for nearly two weeks with a sore hammy, but he was on the Wrigley Field mound Saturday morning as he prepares to return to the active roster. The Cubs will use Tyler Chatwood as a spot starter Sunday and have Monday off before the Dodgers come to town. With José Quintana and Cole Hamels penciled in for the first two games against LA, there’s a strong possibility that Lester will take the bump for a Thursday start.
Jon Lester currently throwing a sim game at Wrigley. Almora and Zagunis standing in. Cubs having Lester to agility drills between “innings” to test legs. pic.twitter.com/zDKFFYRFbk
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 20, 2019
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