“The end was reached” it was the phrase of the left player of 38 years old for not adding to the new season after see that he will have to play 162 matches.
Jon Lester cleared a big unknown and announced his retirement of the “Major Leagues” after 16 season and three tittles. The left handed pitcher of 38 years old said that he is not able for a demanding season of 162, an insanity.
“Thee end was reached. Every time it cost me more physically. Those little things that appeared during a year transform on more serious things that affect to your performance. I see me as someone that can be evaluated. I do not want to someone comes to tell me that I am not on the optimal conditions to do this. I want to hang up my shirt and say: “Thanks, I enjoyed“. This was the fact more determinant”. These words were the chosen one by Lester to say goodbye on an interview for ESPN.
Five times selected for the Star Games, Lester was champion with Boston Red Sox on 2007 and 2013. Lester was also relevant to guide the Chicago Cubs to his tittle on 2016, the first of the “Puppies” since 1908. Lester said goodbye to a long career that started on 2022 when Lester was selected by Boston in the second round of the amateur draft. For his debut he would have to wait to 2006 when he achieved a record of 7-2 and an effectiveness of 4.76 on 15 departures with the “Red stockings”.
His idyll with the team of Boston ended on 2014. He went to Oakland Athletic and at 2015 made a 6 years contract with Chicago Cubs. After this contract, he went to Washington National and his last glimmers were on St. Louis Cardinals.