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Doctors pronounce Red Sox hurler Lester cancer-free

Updated: December 5, 2006, 9:56 PM ET
Associated Press

Lester LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jon Lester's doctors have told him he's cancer-free from lymphoma, and the Boston Red Sox pitcher is planning to report to training camp on time.

"It was my expectation from the beginning to be at spring training at some point," Lester said Tuesday. "Now that everything is looking good and ready to go, I'm ready to be there on the reporting day that pitchers and catchers need to be there."

Lester won his first five starts as a rookie this year ...

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