Jon Lester not scheduled to pitch against Red Sox

Jon Lester is not scheduled to face the Red Sox at Fenway April 28-30.
Jon Lester is not scheduled to face the Red Sox at Fenway April 28-30. –Paul Beaty/Associated Press

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TORONTO — For the first time since the Red Sox traded him in 2014, Jon Lester will be back at Fenway Park later this month. But he won’t be pitching.

The Chicago Cubs made a change to their rotation on Wednesday that will keep Lester out of the series against the Red Sox April 28-30.

Lester is now scheduled to start against the Cincinnati Reds on Friday, then in Pittsburgh on April 26.

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