The Washington Nationals announced the signing for a season of seasoned pitcher Jon Lester on Wednesday.
The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed by the team.
The prolific southpaw is leaving the Chicago Cubs after six seasons, where he posted a strong 77-44 record with a 3.64 earned-run average in 171 starts.
Besides the last shortened season, Lester racked up at least 10 wins each year during his time in Windy City. He also led the National League in 2018 with 18 victories.
The Cubs, however, decided in October not to avail themselves of the 2021 season option of Lester’s contract. In 2020, he maintained a 3-3 record with a 5.16 GPA.
A former Cubs, Boston Red Sox and Oakland Athletics alumnus, the 37-year-old has won the World Series three times, also appearing in five Major League All-Star games.