No, Jon Lester isn’t suddenly not an All-Star, and no, he isn’t hurt. Because Lester is starting for the Cubs on Sunday, as folks speculated, that means he won’t be pitching in the All-Star Game.
Now it’s official:
Zack Greinke has been named to the NL All-Star team to replace Jon Lester (pitching Sunday). pic.twitter.com/yBjKkTSKUb
— MLB (@MLB) July 12, 2018
Lovely, and kudos for Greinke, a monster free agent signing that hasn’t worked out as well for the Diamondbacks as Lester has for the Cubs.
Now we just need an outfielder to come up lame so that Kyle Schwarber can be named to the team …