Cubs decline pitcher Jon Lester's $25 million option but haven't closed the door on a reunion

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs officially declined the $25 million option on left-handed pitcher Jon Lester but haven’t closed the door on re-signing the veteran free agent.Lester, 36, and President Theo Epstein plan to meet this winter about a possible reunion.Lester, who led the Cubs to five playoff appearances, three National League Central titles and the 2016 World Series title after signing a six-year, $155 million contract in December 2014, will receive a $10 million buyout.“He’s made a huge impact on Chicago Cubs baseball, and it remains to be seen what the future holds,” Epstein said Oct. …

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