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Jon Lester doesn’t know what the future holds, but he knows two things. He wants to play in 2021 and hopes to do so with the Cubs.

“Obviously, in my situation there is a lot of uncertainty about next year with the option,” Lester said on Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies’ podcast. “Obviously, I would love to be a Chicago Cub until the end."

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Lester is under contract through 2020 with an option for 2021. He leans hard on routine as anyone in the Cubs clubhouse, hinting at his desire to retire with one of the two franchises he's most familiar with: the Cubs or Red Sox. In fact, he told Boston radio station WEEI this week he's open-minded about his future, adding “it would be cool” to finish his career where it started — with the Red Sox. 

"For me, I would really like to just stay here and finish it out and not have anymore change," he told Kasper and Deshaies. "Really, just kinda think about the two jerseys. The two jerseys are significant for me. And I would like to finish that out and maybe, hopefully bring another World Series here.

 

“I wanna play again next year and hopefully it’s with the Chicago Cubs uniform on.”

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