Transactions & Injuries
Date Description
2022-01-12 Announced his retirement.
2021-11-03 Filed for free agency.
2021-10-06 Not on the St. Louis Cardinals Wild Card playoff game roster.
2021-08-01 Added to the St. Louis Cardinals 26-man roster.
2021-07-30 Acquired from the Washington Nationals The St. Louis Cardinals acquired pitcher Jon Lester from the Washington Nationals for outfielder Lane Thomas.
2021-04-30 Missed 21 games (covid-19).
2021-04-06 COVID-19, 10-day injured list.
2021-01-18 Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a one-year contract.
2020-10-30 Chicago Cubs declined their contract option for next season.
2019-07-27 Missed 2 games (illness).
2019-07-24 Illness, day-to-day.
2019-04-25 Missed 12 games (strained left hamstring).
2019-04-09 Back injury, day-to-day.
2017-09-02 Missed 14 games (left shoulder injury).
2017-08-18 Left shoulder injury, 10-day DL.
2014-12-10 Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a six-year contract.
2014-10-30 Filed for free agency.
2014-07-31 Acquired from the Boston Red Sox. The Oakland Athletics acquired pitcher Jon Lester, outfielder Jonny Gomes and cash from the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance round B draft pick in 2015.
2013-11-01 Boston Red Sox exercised their contract option for next season.
2012-08-30 Missed 4 games (left hamstring injury).
2012-08-25 Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011-07-25 Missed 14 games (back injury).
2011-07-06 Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008-06-06 Suspended by the MLB for 3 games.
2008-03-06 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2007-09-02 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2007-08-23 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2007-07-23 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2007-06-11 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2007-06-11 Missed 62 games (lymphoma).
2007-03-28 Lymphoma, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 23rd, 2007).
2007-03-11 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2006-10-02 Missed the last 36 regular season games (back strain).
2006-09-02 Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (back strain).
2006-08-28 Back strain, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 24th, 2006).
2006-06-10 Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2006-03-13 Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2006-02-28 Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.
2005-11-18 Contract purchased from Portland (AA).
2002-06-04 Drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round (57th overall) in 2002.