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Cubs put Lester on wild-card roster as backup for Arrieta

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Chicago Cubs placed Jon Lester on their wild-card roster on Wednesday as insurance should they need it during the one-game playoff against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Cy Young Award candidate Jake Arrieta will start against the Pirates. Lester, who won a pair of World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox in 2007 and 2013, is on the roster in case Arrieta has a short start or the game extends into extra innings.

The Cubs placed 10 pitchers and 15 position players on their 25-man roster. The winner advances to the NL Division Series against St. Louis starting Friday.

AVG: A. Rizzo.278
HR: A. Rizzo31
RBI: A. Rizzo101
SB: D. Fowler20
W: J. Arrieta22
ERA: J. Arrieta1.77
Saves: H. Rondon30
K: J. Arrieta236
NL Central
X-St. Louis 10062.617-
Y-Pittsburgh 9864.6052
Y-Chi Cubs 9765.5993
Milwaukee 6894.42032
Cincinnati 6498.39536
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General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .244 (28)
Runs: 689 (16)
Hits: 1341 (28)
Home Runs: 171 (12)
Stolen Bases: 95 (9)
OBP: .321 (12)
SLG: .398 (19)
Total Bases: 2186 (19)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.36 (3)
Runs Allowed: 608 (4)
Saves: 48 (7)
Strikeouts: 1431 (1)
OpBA: .233 (1)
OBP: .290 (1)
SLG: .372 (3)
Run Support: 4.24 (15)
Date Player Transactions
10/6 J. Russell Declared Free Agency
10/5 A. Alcantara Called Up from Minors
10/5 D. Beeler Called Up from Minors
10/5 E. Jokisch Called Up from Minors
10/5 J. Motte Removed From 15-Day DL (Right shoulder strain)
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Date Player Status
8/24 J. Motte Right shoulder strain (on 15-day DL)
8/24 J. Soler off 15-day DL
8/4 R. Soriano off 15-day DL
7/29 E. Bonifacio off 15-day DL
7/29 N. Ramirez off 15-day DL
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