Jon Lester, Washington Nationals. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports).
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The St. Louis Cardinals have actually included another veteran southpaw starter in Jon Lester.
Hours after trading for J.A. Happ with the Minnesota Twins, the St. Louis Cardinals have added another veteran left-handed pitched by dealing for Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals at the buzzer.
Jon Lester is going to the Cardinals, per a source.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) July 30, 2021.
Lane Thomas goes back to Washington for the veteran left-hander.
This was Lesters first season in the nations capital after having actually spent the 6 previous years with the Cardinals arch competitor Chicago Cubs. St. Louis may be 9.5 video games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the division, however the Cardinals front workplace was super aggressive in trying to revamp its starting rotation at the deadline. Dealing for Happ and Lester does give the Redbirds some expect now.
Cubs fans will hate to see it, however Lester is making his method to St. Louis to pitch for the Cardinals.
St. Louis Cardinals trade for Washington Nationals LHP Jon Lester at the due date.