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Washington Nationals lefty Jon Lester to have thyroid gland removed – ESPN

Jon Lester will have surgery to have his thyroid gland removed, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday.

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Washington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland, manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday.
The 37-year-old pitcher was to travel from West Palm Beach, Florida, to New York for the procedure.
“Hopefully he can pitch again in about a week,” Martinez said in a videoconference with reporters before Washington’s exhibition game against the Miami Marlins. “We want him to get it taken care of now so it’s not an issue.”
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