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Cubs' Jon Lester Becomes Wrigley-Area Resident

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The new Cubs lefthander has bought a home not far from Wrigley Field.

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Jon Lester signed a six-year deal to play for the Cubs last December. It's well-known that he lives in the Atlanta area during the offseason, but now he has purchased a home in Chicago, according to Chicago Real Estate Daily:

Jon Lester, the pitcher who signed a $155 million, six-year deal with the Chicago Cubs in December, paid almost $3.8 million for a home in Graceland West, real estate industry sources confirmed.

Lester's purchase of the five-bedroom home, slightly less than a mile from Wrigley Field, closed March 5, according to a listing sheet filed by the sellers' agent, Jennifer Ames of Coldwell Banker.

The home, according to the article, has "an "opulent master w/elegant bath, an elevator, an in-home gym, a penthouse-level den with a wet bar and a four-car garage." It's also close enough to the ballpark that Lester could walk to work if he chose to.

Another Cubs pitcher, Jason Hammel, purchased a home on the North Side for "more than $2 million, according to the Tribune, and the newspaper also reports that former Cubs righthander Ryan Dempster, who now works for the team as a special assistant, deeded a home in Lakeview to his former wife. Dempster still lives in the area in a different home.