Jon Lester

Jon Lester

Height: 6-4
Weight: 240 lbs
Age: 37
College: None
Washington Nationals

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The ScoreNationals DFA Lucroy after 5 games, activate Bell, Schwarber

The Washington Nationals designated catcher Jonathan Lucroy for assignment after five games with the club, the team announced Monday.The move helps open up roster spots for the team to activate Josh Bell, Kyle Schwarber, and Josh Harrison off the COVID-19 injured list.Lucroy, 34, was impressive over his short stint with the club, going 5-for-14 with one double and a pair of RBIs.The Nationals also optioned infielder Luis Garcia and outfielder Yadiel Hernandez.Bell, Schwarber, and Harrison are all offseason acquisitions and were sidelined to start the season. Monday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals will mark their Nationals debut.Washington's season began with four postponements due to the team outbreak. Jon Lester remains on the COVID-19 IL.The catching duties will now be managed by Yan Gomes and Alex Avila.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Monday, Apr 12, 2021

The ScoreNationals reinstate Hand, Gomes, 2 others from IL

The Washington Nationals reinstated closer Brad Hand, infielder Jordy Mercer, and catchers Alex Avila and Yan Gomes from the injured list, the team announced Friday.Those four were among the nine players sent to the IL following a recent COVID-19 outbreak.All four players will be available for Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.First baseman Josh Bell, infielder Josh Harrison, outfielder Kyle Schwarber, and pitchers Patrick Corbin and Jon Lester remain on the IL.The Nationals postponed their first four regular-season games due to the outbreak but have since resumed play.Washington placed Tres Barrera, Ryne Harper, Gerardo Parra, Adrian Sanchez, and T.J. McFarland on the team's taxi squad, and sent Carter Kieboom and Cody Wilson to the alternate training site in corresponding moves.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Apr 9, 2021

MLB Trade RumorsNationals Reinstate Four Players From Injured List

The Nationals have reinstated Alex Avila, Yan Gomes, Brad Hand and Jordy Mercer from the COVID-19 injured list, per a team announcement. Carter Kieboom, Tres Barrera and Ryne Harper were optioned, while Cody Wilson was reassigned to the alternate training site. Washington was without nine players for their season-opening series against the Braves due to coronavirus spread among the team. Jon Lester, Patrick Corbin, Josh Harrison, Josh Bell and Kyle Schwarber…

Source: MLB Trade Rumors
Friday, Apr 9, 2021

TheRotoFeedWashington Finally Gets Started Shy A Few Coronats

var _bp = _bp []; _bp.push({ "div": "Brid_4093757_1", "obj": {"id":"10951","stats":{"wp":1 ,"title":"RZBL%202021%20WAIVERWIRE%20WEEK%201","autoplay":true,"video":"750204","width":"640","height":"360" ); It seemed like a nothing move at the time. Just a transactional move that people would forget about within hours, if not minutes. Just ten days ago, the Nats announced they would be demoting Carter Kieboom. Then, before leaving town, Carter Kieboom watered down all the hand sanitizer. Now Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Josh Bell, Brad Hand (ah HA!), Will Harris, Josh Harrison, Alex Avila, Jon Lester, Jordy Mercer and Kyle Schwarber are all on the IL, as the Nats recalled Luis Garcia and Kieboom. "Kieboom goes my flight to the minors!" That's Carter Kieboom as he mixed a cocktail of Palmolive and Capri Sun into the hand sanitizer bottles. "These stupid straws!" That's Kieboom struggling to get the juice out of the plastic-metal pouches. Wow, Kieboom is not being very stealth. So, it sucks if you had Hand, Schwarber, Corbin, Bell...Well, the guys there you might've had. Hopefully, they all return shortly. For all these moves, the only guy I grabbed in leagues was Tanner Rainey, who might now get saves, but Daniel Hudson is also there, so that's a crapshoot too. "All these crapshoots and I should clean my hands...Hey, why does this soap smell like tropical punch?" Off to the side, snickering, "More like Crappy Sun!" Anyway, here's what else I saw yesterday in fantasy baseball:

Source: TheRotoFeed
Wednesday, Apr 7, 2021

Bleacher ReportJon Lester, Patrick Corbin, Kyle Schwarber Among 10 Nationals Placed on IL

The Washington Nationals placed 10 players on the injured list Tuesday amid a COVID-19 outbreak...

Source: Bleacher Report
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021