Back in the Saddle

Back in the Saddle

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(7.23.06 - Jon Lester pitches in Seattle one year ago today - AP Photo)

It's More Than a Game When Lester Returns Tonight
Welcome Back Jon

Shaughnessy: Happy to Deliver Good News

"Lester was 7-2 with a 4.76 ERA when cancer put his life in danger and his talent on the shelf last season. He returns to the big leagues intent on showing he belongs, breaking out of the glass bottle that's been home for 11 months. He takes the ball representing the Red Sox and millions of families who've been touched by cancer.

" 'It's the ultimate human interest story and he deserves good things to happen,' said [Red Sox GM Theo] Epstein.

"Tonight all of us are Red Sox fans." -- 7.23.07, Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe

Gallery: Lester's Journey
Survey: So Who's the Fifth Starter?
Wilbur: The Right Time
WBZ-TV: Roche Goes 1-on-1 with Lester
Buckley: Lester Makes It Matter

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

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Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson

ProJo:

Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

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