The Chicago Cubs have named Jon Lester their Opening Day starter.

Lester earned the nod for the fourth time in five years.

The left-hander didn't start on Opening Day in 2016 with Jake Arrieta coming off a Cy Young win.

"I've been fortunate enough to do this a few times," Lester said. "It's always a huge honor. ... To be entrusted with that a couple times here and other places, it's just a huge honor to have that on your shoulders and try to get your team off to a good start."