Jon Lester spends $47,000 on Miller Lites for Chicago Cubs fans

Mark Gonzales, Chicago Tribune
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Jon Lester provided his supporters with some hydration and a weekend to remember.

The Chicago Cubs All-Star left-hander, who became a free agent Friday, spent more than $47,000 on Miller Lites at four Division Street bars for fans last weekend.

Lester tweeted his beer tabs from sales at The Lodge, Shenanigan’s, Butch McGuire’s and Hopsmith, and expressed his appreciation for the support of the fans during his six seasons.

Lester’s bill included $32,606.46 in beer sales and a $14,504.92 tip — which is 34% and corresponds with his Cubs jersey number.

Lester received a $10 million buyout, but still wants to pitch for the Cubs. He needs seven victories to reach the 200 mark for his storied career.

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