Jon Lester

Jon Lester

Height/Weight: 6' 4"/240 lbs
Bat: L
Throw: L
Born: Tacoma, Washington
Draft: 2002 2nd round by the
  • USA TODAY Sports

    World Baseball Classic final live updates: Japan leads Team USA late in championship game

    The defending champion USA takes on two-time winner Japan in Miami for the 2023 title. Check here for the latest updates.

  • NBC Miami

    Here's Team USA's Lineup for WBC Final vs. Japan

    Here's Team USA's lineup for WBC final vs. Japan originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia Team USA's starting lineup for the 2023 World Baseball Classic final has been posted. Mookie Betts, Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado lead a stacked starting nine that will face Japan for the championship at loanDepot Park in Miami on Tuesday night. Despite Japan rolling out a left-handed starting pitcher, Team USA manager Mark DeRosa is rolling with Kyle Schwarber over Pete Alonso at designated hitter. The third outfield spot went to Cedric Mullins instead of Kyle Tucker, though both hit left-handed. Get South Florida local news, weather forecasts and entertainment stories to your inbox.


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