Jon Lester Confident John Farrell Will Grind Through Lymphoma Battle

Jon Lester can relate to John Farrell on a level that most can’t.

Not only did Lester spend six seasons playing under Farrell — four seasons when Farrell was the Red Sox’s pitching coach (2007-10) and then two seasons after Farrell became Boston’s manager (2013-14) — but the left-hander, now of the Chicago Cubs, also fought cancer.

It’s a battle that Farrell, who announced Friday he’s been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma, has started to fight. And it’s a battle...

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