current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#22 P | 6'2", 225 lbs. | Chicago Cubs
Birth Date:October 23, 1987 (27 years old) Place of Birth:Caraboto, VEN
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2004.
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2014.
Drafted:Signed by Boston in 2004.
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Boston in 2014.
|Assets:||Has a very live arm and a big frame (6-2, 225 pounds) that leads to plenty of deception on the hill (and good strikeout totals). Can be used as a starter or reliever.|
|Flaws:||Needs to continue to work on his stamina, in order to maximize his output as a starter in the big leagues. Also needs to keep his bases on balls to a minimum.|
|Career Potential:||Solid left-hander with a little upside.|
Movements & Injuries
|8/29/2014||Missed 27 games (calf ailment).|
|7/31/2014||Calf ailment, 15-day DL.|
|7/30/2014||Acquired from the Boston Red Sox.|
|6/20/2014||Missed 29 games (left shoulder injury).|
|5/21/2014||Left shoulder injury, 15-day DL.|
|3/07/2014||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|3/04/2013||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|8/25/2012||Missed 13 games (knee injury).|
|8/18/2012||Knee injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 10th, 2012).|
|3/09/2012||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|9/01/2011||Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|4/18/2011||Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).|
|4/08/2011||Missed 6 games (left forearm injury).|
|3/31/2011||Left forearm injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).|
|3/08/2011||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|10/03/2010||Missed the last 30 games of the regular season (pectoral injuries).|
|9/01/2010||Pectoral Injuries, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2010||Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|7/17/2010||Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).|
|7/05/2010||Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|6/19/2010||Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).|
|6/18/2010||Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).|
|3/20/2010||Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).|
|3/08/2010||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|3/17/2009||Optioned to Salem (A).|
|3/10/2009||Re-signed by the Boston Red Sox to a one-year contract.|
|11/20/2008||Contract purchased from Salem (A).|
|7/30/2014||Boston Red Sox traded Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.|
|7/12/2004||Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Boston Red Sox.|
Cubs left-hander Felix Doubront cant get out of third inning against the Dodgers. | 09/20/2014 5:31 PM
NewsCubs left-hander Felix Doubront cant get out of third inning against the Dodgers.
ImpactHe just didnt have it today, as he was charged for six earned runs on six hits and three walks. Chicago's offense bailed him out however, and were able to pull out a come-from-behind win. Doubront will attempt to rebound during his last few starts of the season.
Cubs left-hander Felix Doubront threw six scoreless innings against the Pirates on Saturday to win his fourth game of the year. | 09/14/2014 9:52 AM
NewsCubs left-hander Felix Doubront threw six scoreless innings against the Pirates on Saturday to win his fourth game of the year.
ImpactDoubront allowed only five base runners, four hits and a walk, to the team with the highest on-base percentage in the league. Doubront has allowed three runs over 18 innings in his last three starts. He is 4-5 with a 5.00 ERA in 77 and 1/3 innings this season.
Cubs left-hander Felix Doubront followed up his stellar Cubs debut with two runs allowed in five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday. | 09/06/2014 9:26 PM
NewsCubs left-hander Felix Doubront followed up his stellar Cubs debut with two runs allowed in five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Saturday.
ImpactDoubront allowed five hits, struck out one and walked two. He is 1-1 as a Cubs with a 2.25 ERA in two starts. He still is only an emergency starter.
Cubs left-hander Felix Doubront worked out in the bullpen over the weekend. | 08/11/2014 9:58 AM
NewsCubs left-hander Felix Doubront worked out in the bullpen over the weekend.
ImpactIt's unclear if Doubront will get a chance to start with Chicago, as Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada ave pitched well lately, but he needs a rehab assignment before he'll be ready to pitch.
The Red Sox have traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. | 07/30/2014 3:32 PM
NewsThe Red Sox have traded left-hander Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.
ImpactDoubront said earlier this week that he wanted to be traded if Boston didn't plan to give him his starting job back, and he then went out and gave up six runs on six hits over 2/3 of an inning in relief on July 28. It's unclear if Doubront will get a chance to start with Chicago, as Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada ave pitched well lately.
Felix Doubront won't start next week | 06/27/2014 5:02 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will not start next week versus the Cubs as previously expected.
Alex Speier on Twitter
ImpactDoubront had been expected to make one more start in order to get other rotation members some rest. However, with Chris Capuano being designated for assignment, Doubront is needed in long relief right away.
Red Sox move Felix Doubront to bullpen | 06/24/2014 8:09 PM
NewsThe Red Sox have moved Felix Doubront to the bullpen.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactHe's expected to get another start next week against the Cubs, but that's merely to give the other starters some extra rest. Brandon Workman will remain in the rotation at the expense of Doubront, who holds a 5.19 ERA over 10 starts this season. Workman will start on Friday versus the Yankees.
Felix Doubront gives up three runs to A's | 06/21/2014 1:46 AM
NewsFelix Doubront overcame a three-run first to hold the A's scoreless for the next 3 2/3 innings Friday in his return from the disabled list.
ImpactDoubront didn't allow a hit after Josh Donaldson's three-run homer in the first, but that was as much due to luck as anyway. He wasn't all that sharp, and his velocity was disappointing, as he typically worked below 90 mph. If he's no better next time, the Red Sox should strongly consider sending him to the pen.
Red Sox activate Doubront from 15-day DL | 06/20/2014 7:21 PM
NewsRed Sox activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.
ImpactDoubront, out for about a month with a left shoulder strain, will return to start in the place of the suspended Brandon Workman on Friday against the Athletics. It's unclear if he'll remain in the rotation moving forward. The southpaw had a 5.12 ERA and 31/19 K/BB ratio in 45 2/3 innings over nine starts prior to going on the DL.
Felix Doubront to start on Friday for Red Sox | 06/19/2014 6:50 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) will start on Friday against the Athletics.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactHe's taking the turn for Brandon Workman, who is serving a six-game suspension. It's possible Doubront will be sent to the bullpen after Friday's outing, as both Workman and Rubby De La Rosa are pitching well. Fantasy owners should steer clear of him against the A's.
Felix Doubront whiffs 10 in rehab start | 06/15/2014 2:54 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) struck out 10 and didn't allow a hit over five innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday.
Jeff Levering on Twitter
ImpactDoubront walked four, needing 93 pitches to cover the five frames. Still, it has to be considered a positive showing for the left-hander in what is expected to be his final rehab start. Brandon Workman or Rubby De La Rosa are likely to be bumped from the rotation later this week to make room for Doubront.
Felix Doubront to make one more rehab start | 06/10/2014 9:33 PM
NewsFelix Doubront's (shoulder) rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday is expected to be his last.
ImpactDoubront gave up six hits and two runs over 4 2/3 innings in his second rehab outing Tuesday, getting his pitch count up to 75. Neither stat line has been impressive, but the Red Sox have been pleased with how the lefty has looked. "The more important thing is watching him in his bullpens between the two outings and leading up to it, and hearing him talk about how he feels the ball is coming out of his hand," said manager John Farrell. "Clearly, there's improvement being made. But we know our plan is to have him go one more start with Pawtucket to have him get up and down six different times, and that will be five days from now."
Felix Doubront to make two more rehab starts | 06/08/2014 9:14 AM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) will make at least two more rehab starts.
ImpactDoubront allowed two runs but didn't walk anyone over four innings at Double-A Portland on Thursday. He'll go five frames on Tuesday and six on Sunday at Triple-A Pawtucket before being re-evaluated. The lefty should be activated after that if all goes well, but it's probably not a given that he rejoins the big league rotation.
Doubront (shoulder) cleared for rehab starts | 06/03/2014 5:15 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Portland.
Tim Britton on Twitter
ImpactThe left-hander is expected to make at least two minor league rehab starts. He has been on the disabled list since May 21 with a shoulder strain and had a rough 5.12 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 45 2/3 innings before the injury.
Doubront (shoulder) throws bullpen session | 06/02/2014 9:48 PM
NewsFelix Doubront threw a bullpen session on Monday.
ImpactDoubront's been out since May 21 with a left shoulder strain. While a date hasn't been set for Doubront to begin a rehab assignment, manager John Farrell indicated that they'll continue to ramp up the number of pitches for the lefty. "We'll start to incorporate some simulated innings before we get him out on a date for a rehab assignment," Farrell said. Before the injury, Doubront was sporting an ERA north of 5.00, and it remains to be seen whether he'll be pitching in the rotation or bullpen once he returns.
Felix Doubront (shoulder) throws long-toss | 05/29/2014 7:03 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) is scheduled to throw long-toss Thursday.
ImpactDoubront landed on the DL a week ago with a left shoulder strain, an ailment that came up as a result of him bumping his shoulder on a car door. He shouldn't be out long, but it's not a given that the lefty will rejoin the rotation once healthy.
Doubront says he bumped shoulder on car door | 05/21/2014 4:20 PM
NewsFelix Doubront told the Red Sox medical staff that he bumped his left shoulder on a car door Monday.
Nick Cafardo on Twitter
ImpactThat might help explain his feeling of shoulder weakness (and subsequent dip in velocity) in Tuesday's five-run, four-inning thrashing by the Blue Jays. Doubront was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with what's being termed a "left shoulder strain" -- though it sounds like it might just be a contusion. Allen Webster, Brandon Workman, and Rubby De La Rosa are the candidates to fill Boston's vacant rotation spot.
Felix Doubront (shoulder) placed on DL | 05/21/2014 2:40 PM
NewsRed Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain.
ImpactThe Red Sox haven't revealed exactly what Doubront's MRI showed, but obviously it was bad enough that he's going to miss at least a couple weeks. More information a potential timetable should be available later Wednesday. The Red Sox have not yet announced who will take Doubront's spot in the rotation, but Allen Webster, Brandon Workman and Rubby De La Rosa are all candidates.
Doubront shaky, exits Tuesday's outing early | 05/20/2014 11:23 PM
NewsFelix Doubront took the loss, allowing five runs over four innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
ImpactDoubront allowed five hits, including two home runs, while walking three and striking out two. The left-hander departed early with what was described as left shoulder fatigue. If Doubront requires a stint on the disabled list, he'll do so with a 5.12 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 31/19 K/BB ratio. His next start, against the Rays on the road, could be in jeopardy at the very least.
Doubront (shoulder) to under MRI Wednesday | 05/20/2014 10:47 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) will undergo an MRI Wednesday.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactDoubront was pulled from Tuesday's start because he was feeling a "restriction" in his left shoulder that was affecting his arm speed. Even if the MRI comes back clean, it would seem that a trip to the disabled list would still be a possibility. The southpaw holds a 5.12 ERA over nine starts this season.
Doubront exits outing with shoulder fatigue | 05/20/2014 9:33 PM
NewsFelix Doubront left Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays with left shoulder fatigue.
Sean McAdam on Twitter
ImpactDoubront was pulled from the outing in the fifth inning after summoning the trainer to the mound. It's not clear at this point if an MRI will be performed, but a trip to the disabled list would seem to be a distinct possibility. Doubront allowed four runs on five hits and three walks before exiting Tuesday.
Felix Doubront exits with apparent injury | 05/20/2014 8:33 PM
NewsFelix Doubront left Tuesday's start versus the Blue Jays in the fifth inning with an apparent injury.
Sean McAdam on Twitter
ImpactHe called the trainer to the mound after allowing back-to-back doubles and eventually walked off the field and into the clubhouse. Doubront probably wasn't going to be in much longer, having allowed four runs on five hits and three walks before exiting with a runner on second. The Red Sox should update his status shortly.
Felix Doubront limits Twins to one run | 05/14/2014 11:52 PM
NewsFelix Doubront yielded one run in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in a win over Minnesota.
ImpactDoubront was a little shaky early, but he retired nine straight in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings before getting into trouble and getting pulled in the seventh. Blake Burdenhop bailed him out then, stranding both runners he inherited. Doubront's win was his first since his season debut back on April 3.
Doubront to start next Wednesday vs. Twins | 05/13/2014 1:48 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will make his next start Wednesday against the Twins.
Peter Abraham on Twitter
ImpactDoubront was originally slated to pitch Tuesday, but he has flip-flopped with Jake Peavy in the starting rotation. The southpaw allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings in his last start, but owns a 5.09 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the year.
Doubront limits Reds to one run over 5 1/3 IP | 05/06/2014 11:23 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed one run over 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Reds on Tuesday.
ImpactDoubront pitched into and out of trouble all evening, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out three. The left-hander exited with the lead and a chance to improve to 2-3, but his bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Doubront takes a 5.09 ERA and 1.56 WHIP into his Tuesday start at the Twins.
Felix Doubront gives up four runs to Rays | 05/01/2014 11:18 PM
NewsFelix Doubront yielded four runs -- three earned -- in six innings Friday against the Rays.
ImpactDoubront gave up two bombs, one of them coming after the left side of an infield failed to communicate and completely blew a routine popup (at least it was ruled an error on Will Middlebrooks instead of a ridiculous double for Evan Longoria). Apart from those pitches, he was quite good; he allowed just three other hits, walked one and struck out five. He left in line for the victory, but Junichi Tazawa blew the lead in the eighth.
Felix Doubront to remain in Boston rotation | 04/25/2014 5:56 PM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that Felix Doubront will remain in the team's rotation.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactFor now, anyway. Doubront holds a 6.00 ERA through his first five starts this season and has twice failed to get through three innings. His leash isn't very long.
Doubront takes third loss in ugly game vs NYY | 04/24/2014 11:19 PM
NewsFelix Doubront took his third loss of the season after allowing seven runs (three earned) in 2 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the Yankees.
ImpactAs his line shows, Doubront's defense wasn't any help, committing five errors. But Doubront was wild, literally and figuratively. Along with uncorking two wild pitches and one passed ball, Doubront allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out one. The lefty has flashed some talent at times, but has been far too inconsistent over 382 2/3 career innings. He'll look to put together a quality outing against the Rays next week.
Felix Doubront holds Orioles to two runs | 04/19/2014 4:53 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday.
ImpactDoubront thought he had a strikeout to finish the seventh, going to far as to jump off the mound. However, the pitch was ruled a ball and Doubront ended up walking Nick Markakis, which got him lifted from the game and cost him a win. The Red Sox went on to break a 2-2 tie with two runs in the bottom of the seventh and prevailed 4-2. That was too late for Doubront, though.
Doubront pitches decently in loss to Yankees | 04/13/2014 11:16 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched decently in Sunday's loss to the Yankees, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
ImpactDoubront walked three while striking out two on the evening. Most of the damage came early on, when Carlos Beltran blasted a two-run homer in the third inning. Through three starts, he now sits at 1-2 with a 6.75 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 8/7 K/BB ratio. If he continues to struggle, Chris Capuano is lurking in the bullpen and could be given a shot to start. Doubront will look to right the ship on Saturday against the Orioles.
Doubront takes the loss against the Rangers | 04/08/2014 9:24 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was ineffective, taking the loss after allowing five runs in 2 2/3 innings in Tuesday's start against the Rangers.
ImpactDoubront allowed six hits and three walks while striking out two. The lefty wasn't very effective as a part of the Red Sox rotation in 2012-13, posting a 4.59 ERA over 56 starts and two relief appearances. It's tough to expect him to be any better this season. At any rate, he'll get the Yankees his next time out on Sunday.
Felix Doubront gives up three runs in win | 04/03/2014 10:19 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Thursday in a win over the Orioles.
ImpactThe last run came after he exited with one out and a man on first in the sixth. Doubront was effective apart from the fourth, when he allowed two run-scoring hits with two outs. He struck out four and walked one. Next up for him is a home start against Texas.
Felix Doubront combines on shutout | 03/28/2014 4:13 PM
NewsFelix Doubront scattered seven hits over five innings and combined with four relievers on a shutout of the Twins on Friday.
ImpactDoubront also walked two, but he was able to pitch his way out of trouble with his seven strikeouts. He wasn't nearly as sharp in the second half of the spring as he was in the first, so we have pretty modest expectations for him initially. He likely is worth using in AL-only leagues, though.
Felix Doubront gives up eight runs in loss | 03/23/2014 5:44 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was lit up for eight runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Rays.
ImpactDoubront's second straight rough outing included one pitch completely spiked into the ground, resulting in a balk. Doubront missed enough bats to strike out six batters, but the Rays made plenty of quality contact, too, collecting a homer and four doubles against him. The Red Sox were probably thinking this could be a breakthrough season for Doubront after he showed up in great shape and looked strong in his first couple of outings. Inconsistency has always troubled him, though.
Felix Doubront pounded for seven runs | 03/18/2014 4:34 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was tagged for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Yankees on Tuesday.
ImpactSo much for Doubront's excellent spring: he had pitched six scoreless innings, with just three hits and no walks allowed, coming into this one. He admitted to a bit of a dead arm afterwards, which isn't unusual for this time of the spring. It sounds like he'll stay on his normal schedule.
Felix Doubront goes four scoreless in victory | 03/07/2014 4:31 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was sharp again Friday, tossing four scoreless innings against the Braves in Boston's 4-1 victory.
ImpactDoubront allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three. Boston's fifth starter has six strikeouts in six scoreless innings on the spring.
Felix Doubront fans three Orioles | 03/02/2014 5:04 PM
NewsFelix Doubront struck out three in two scoreless innings versus the Orioles on Sunday.
ImpactThe Red Sox appear much happier with Doubront's conditioning this spring than they were when he showed up a year ago. He spent the postseason in the pen, but he'll almost certainly be the team's fifth starter to open this year.
Red Sox hope Doubront shows up in shape | 01/31/2014 8:53 AM
NewsScott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have "closely monitored" Felix Doubront's offseason conditioning program this winter.
ImpactThey've also "encouraged him to return to the U.S. earlier than usual" after Doubront went back to his native Venezuela after the World Series. The left-hander has shown up to spring training out of shape two of the last three years, and he can't afford to do so again with a rotation spot on the line. Lauber writes that "a strong spring from Doubront could compel the Red Sox to pull the trigger on a trade involving either Ryan Dempster or Jake Peavy."
Red Sox to carry Doubront on ALDS roster | 10/03/2013 3:10 PM
NewsThe Red Sox are planning to carry Felix Doubront over Matt Thornton for the final spot in their ALDS roster, a source told CSNNE.com's Sean McAdam.
Sean McAdam on twitter
ImpactThornton is the proven reliever, but he's given up 22 hits and struck out just nine in 15 1/3 innings since coming over from the White Sox. The Red Sox will try Doubront instead and hope that his success starting carries over to the pen. They'll have three left-handed relievers in all, with Craig Breslow and Franklin Morales also occupying spots.
Doubront to rejoin Boston rotation Saturday | 09/17/2013 4:34 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will rejoin Boston's starting rotation this Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactDoubront was skipped last week following Clay Buchholz's return from the disabled list. Doubront has struggled in recent starts and is not a good fantasy bet vs. Toronto.
Doubront will return to rotation next weekend | 09/14/2013 12:03 PM
NewsFelix Doubront is slated to rejoin the Red Sox starting rotation next weekend against the Blue Jays.
Joe McDonald on Twitter
ImpactDoubront will throw a side session on Sunday and a simulated game on Tuesday before returning to take on the Jays. Before his layoff, Doubront failed to make it out of the fourth inning in each of his previous two starts, and struggled mightily with his command.
Felix Doubront likely to start next week | 09/11/2013 9:08 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation, possibly as early as next week.
ImpactDoubront was skipped this week with Clay Buchholz back from the disabled list. The young left-hander hasn't been removed from the rotation, though, and it sounds like the club could go to a modified six-man rotation over the final weeks. "He'll get another start," said manager John Farrell. "We've just skipped him in this turn in the rotation. He'll get some side work with (pitching coach) Juan (Nieves). We have yet to determine when he's going to actually be inserted back into the rotation."
Red Sox will skip Felix Doubront's next start | 09/08/2013 4:42 PM
NewsThe Red Sox will skip Felix Doubront's next scheduled start.
Pete Abraham on Twitter
ImpactDoubront has logged just 3 2/3 innings in each of his last two starts, and struggled to find the strike zone consistently in each. While they haven't announced that Doubront is completely out of the rotation, that could very well be the case. Clay Buchholz is returning to start Tuesday's series opener against the Rays in Tampa Bay, and will be followed by Ryan Dempster and Jake Peavy.
Doubront atrocious, walks six in no-decision | 09/06/2013 11:11 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was atrocious in a no-decision against the Yankees on Friday, allowing six runs on three hits and six walks in just 3 2/3 innings.
ImpactDoubront struck out two on the evening, but his overall command was horrendous. Alfonso Soriano tagged him for a two-run blast in the first inning, and the Bombers tacked on pairs of runs on in the second and fourth before chasing him from the game. It's the second straight start in which he's failed to make it out of the fourth inning, which is certainly worrisome. He'll try to get back on track against the Rays in Tampa Bay on Thursday.
Doubront struggles in no-decision vs. ChiSox | 09/01/2013 6:54 PM
NewsFelix Doubront coughed up four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the White Sox on Sunday.
ImpactHe struck out four and walked one. Boston persevered and won the game despite Doubront's stinker, mostly because the bullpen held Chicago to two runs over 5 1/3 relief innings. Doubront has walked only three batters over his last three starts, and his last two outings were stellar, so we aren't going to panic over one dud. The left-hander stands 10-6 with a 3.89 ERA.
Doubront strong again in win against Orioles | 08/27/2013 10:20 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Orioles on Tuesday.
ImpactDoubront has now reeled off two good starts his last two times out. On Tuesday, he gave up just four hits and a walk while striking out seven batters. The lefty is now 10-6 with a 3.74 ERA on the season. He'll try to keep it going against a struggling White Sox offense on Sunday.
Felix Doubront goes eight for ninth win | 08/21/2013 6:57 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched eight innings of one-run ball in Boston's 12-1 drubbing of San Francisco on Wednesday.
ImpactThat's as many innings as he pitched in his previous two starts combines. Doubront, though, has been a much improved pitcher this season, even with his strikeout rate down some. He's currently 9-6 with a 3.79 ERA. He's allowed more than three earned runs once in his last 18 starts.
Doubront knocked around in loss to Yankees | 08/16/2013 11:14 PM
NewsFelix Doubront was blasted for seven runs (six earned) over four innings in a loss to the Yankees on Friday.
ImpactDoubront allowed eight hits, including a two-run homer by Mark Reynolds and a three-run shot by Alfonso Soriano. It was his most runs allowed in a start since May 8. The southpaw will attempt to bounce back next week when he takes on the Giants in San Francisco.
Doubront spins 7 shutout innings in victory | 08/04/2013 5:45 PM
NewsFelix Doubront spun seven shutout innings in Sunday's victory against the Diamondbacks.
ImpactHe struck out five, walked none and scattered five hits. Because of his stuff, Doubront has the ability to toss a gem every time he takes the mound. Since mid-June, he's allowed only 13 runs over nine starts. Consistency -- and elevated pitch counts -- have both been problems, but the left-hander nevertheless stands 8-5 with a solid 3.56 ERA and 1.37 WHIP.
Doubront allows three runs in loss to Rays | 07/24/2013 10:20 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings against the Rays on Wednesday.
ImpactDoubront wasn't bad, as he gave up six hits and two walks while striking out five in the outing, but he was still saddled with his fourth loss. The lefty has been on a serious roll since mid-June, posting six quality starts and a 3-1 record over those seven starts. He'll take on the Mariners his next time out.
Felix Doubront wins third consecutive start | 07/19/2013 10:42 PM
NewsFelix Doubront won his third consecutive start on Friday, surrendering just two runs (one earned) on three hits over his 6 1/3 innings.
ImpactDoubront fanned five and issued three free passes on the night. After manufacturing an unearned run in the fourth inning, Chris Stewart's RBI double in the fifth was the extent of the damage against him. He's been brilliant in 12 starts since returning to the rotation on May 16, compiling a 2.59 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 63/30 K/BB ratio in 73 innings. He'll look to extend his winning streak on Wednesday against the Rays.
Dubront twirls seven frames of one-run ball | 07/11/2013 1:37 AM
NewsFelix Doubront twirled seven frames of one-run ball in a victory against the Mariners Wednesday.
ImpactHe struck out five, walked two and scattered five hits. Doubront has now won both July starts after waiting more than a month between victories after June 1. The left-hander isn't a finished product, but he enters the All-Star break 6-3 with a 3.91 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 99 innings.
Felix Doubront earns first win in a month | 07/06/2013 1:39 AM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball in beating the Angels on Friday night.
ImpactThe win was Doubront's first since June 1, though he had turned in three quality starts since that date, including one in which he pitched eight scoreless innings against Tampa Bay. His ERA has dropped from 6.40 on May 8 to 4.84 on June 8 to 4.11 now.
Doubront fans six in no-decision against Jays | 06/29/2013 7:45 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings of a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday.
ImpactDoubront wasn't overly sharp, as he allowed five hits and three walks while striking out six. The start in a lot of ways mirrored Doubront's season, as the southpaw has a 4.22 ERA and 1.48 WHIP with 82 strikeouts in 85 1/3 innings. He'll start again Friday against the Angels in Anaheim.
Felix Doubront only lasts five Sunday | 06/23/2013 5:06 PM
NewsFelix Doubront permitted three runs -- two earned -- on four hits and four walks over five innings in a loss to the Tigers.
ImpactDoubront has worked on tweaking his mechanics in hopes that he'll have better control and be more efficient, but it didn't work in this one. Though he's pitched much better of late, the lefty still has a 4.33 ERA and 1.49 WHIP this season. He shouldn't be trusted against the red-hot Blue Jays at Fenway next weekend.
Doubront goes eight scoreless innings vs. TB | 06/18/2013 10:56 PM
NewsFelix Doubront fired eight scoreless innings, guiding the Red Sox to a 3-1 defeat of the Rays in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Fenway Park.
ImpactThe Red Sox won the first game on Tuesday afternoon by a score of 5-1 and are now 2 1/2 games up in the American League East standings. Doubront was brilliant, needing only 93 pitches to work through his eight frames. He struck out six, issued no walks and gave up just three hits. The left-hander will take a 4.38 ERA into his next start in Detroit. We wouldn't expect a similar set of results there.
Doubront gives up four runs in no-decision | 06/14/2013 12:37 AM
NewsFelix Doubront permitted four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings in Baltimore on Thursday.
ImpactHe struck out five and walked one in the no-decision. Baltimore's offense ground Doubront for 103 pitches before his premature departure. The southpaw will bring a 4.91 ERA into a start against the Rays next week.
Doubront goes six innings in loss to Angels | 06/08/2013 5:09 PM
NewsFelix Doubront gave up three runs in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Angels.
ImpactDoubront fanned two and walked a pair in the loss. He allowed one run in the second inning and two more in the third, but managed to hold the Angels off the board the rest of the way. While it would be nice to see him be more efficient and work further into games, he has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. The southpaw will bring a 4.84 ERA into a start against the Orioles next week.
Angels/Red Sox postponed due to rain | 06/07/2013 12:54 PM
NewsFriday's game between the Angels and Red Sox has been postponed due to rain.
Evan Drellich on Twitter
ImpactThe game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Saturday. Scheduled starters Tommy Hanson and Felix Doubront will be pushed back a day.
Felix Doubront earns win over Yankees | 06/01/2013 11:09 PM
NewsFelix Doubront limited the Yankees to one run in six innings and struck out six in a victory Saturday.
ImpactDoubront was at 48 pitches after two innings, but the Yankees couldn't push across any of their five baserunners in those frames. Doubront settled down afterwards, throwing 55 pitches over his last four innings. He's walking too many batters to pitch deep into games and his fluctuating velocity is a cause for concern, but he's allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts on the season.
Doubront takes loss despite quality start | 05/21/2013 11:59 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed two runs over six innings but took the loss Tuesday as the White Sox topped the Red Sox.
ImpactDoubront made one mistake that Jeff Keppinger deposited into the seats for a two-run homer, but the pitch was enough to saddle Doubront with the loss. He's now got a 5.61 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the year despite a 3-2 record. He'll start again Sunday against the Indians.
Felix Doubront strikes out seven Rays | 05/16/2013 11:11 PM
NewsMaking his first start in 13 days, Felix Doubront pitched around six walks to allow two runs in five innings Thursday against the Rays.
ImpactDoubront struck out seven and allowed three hits. The Red Sox's concern with Doubront is the way his velocity has dropped while working from the stretch. That was still a problem tonight, but he was effective anyway. He should remain in the rotation next week.
Doubront to start next Thursday vs. Rays | 05/10/2013 4:48 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will start next Thursday against the Rays.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactThe Red Sox have an off-day on Monday, which allows them to push back Doubront's return to the rotation. The 25-year-old southpaw has a 6.40 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio over 32 1/3 innings this season.
Felix Doubront will go back into rotation | 05/08/2013 11:50 PM
NewsFelix Doubront will rejoin the Red Sox' rotation.
Evan Drellich on Twitter
ImpactAllen Webster started in Doubront's place on Wednesday and was rocked for eight runs over just 1 2/3 frames. The lefty relieved him and didn't fare well, either, allowing six runs and 11 hits over 5 1/3 innings, but the Sox aren't ready to give up on him as a starter. Doubront could be pushed back, though, with Boston having an off day next Monday.
Felix Doubront demoted to Red Sox bullpen | 05/07/2013 4:31 PM
NewsFelix Doubront has been demoted to the Boston bullpen.
Brian MacPherson on Twitter
ImpactDoubront had a brutal 5.67 ERA and 1.70 WHIP through his first five starts. Allen Webster is taking his spot in Boston's rotation for at least one turn. The Red Sox haven't decided what will happen after that.
Doubront admits he's struggled with velocity | 05/04/2013 8:45 AM
NewsFelix Doubront confirmed to the Boston Globe the he's struggled with his velocity this season.
Impact"You want a little bit more and it's not there," Doubront said. "Sometimes I don't have that power to get swing and misses and go in hard on hitters." Doubront is coming of a career-high 161 innings in 2012, but insists he's not dealing with a physical issue. He's been consistently throwing 88-89 mph this year and hasn't been effective with his secondary pitches. The Red Sox have Allen Webster waiting in the minors if he continues to struggle. Doubront has a 5.67 ERA in five starts.
Doubront gives up six runs in loss | 05/04/2013 12:01 AM
NewsFelix Doubront was knocked around for a season-high six runs in 3 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.
ImpactDoubront gave up a career-high 12 hits in the loss and showed diminished velocity. It was the first time he failed to complete five innings in a start this season. His ERA jumped from 4.24 to 5.67 with the clunker. He'll attempt to bounce back next week against the Twins.
Doubront strikes out eight in win over Astros | 04/27/2013 10:53 PM
NewsFelix Doubront picked up his third straight victory on Saturday, limiting the Astros to three runs on four hits and four walks over 6 2/3 innings of work.
ImpactDoubront also matched his season high by strikeout out eight. The Astros had him on the ropes early on, scratching out a pair of runs in the first inning and loading the bases with one out, but he showed great poise to pitch out of the jam and settled in beautifully after that. He's off to a solid start to the season, posting a 3-0 record, 4.24 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 29/13 K/BB ratio through 23 1/3 innings. He'll face a much more difficult assignment next time out when he does battle against the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
Felix Doubront strikes out eight in win | 04/22/2013 11:06 PM
NewsFelix Doubront earned a win after allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings against the A's on Monday.
ImpactBecause of Sunday's doubleheader tiring out the bullpen, Doubront was allowed to start the seventh at 107 pitches tonight. It ended up working out, as Doubront retired two more batters on six pitches before coming out. Doubront allowed three hits, walked five and struck out eight in moving to 2-0.
Felix Doubront whiffs seven | 04/16/2013 11:23 PM
NewsFelix Doubront struck out seven but lasted just five innings Tuesday, allowing two runs on four hits and four walks in a 7-2 win over the Indians.
ImpactWorking on 10 days' rest, Doubront had his swing-and-miss stuff working, but he was also a little wild. The southpaw has struck out 13 over his first 10 innings this season, but it's come along with a pedestrian 4.50 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. He'll have to exhibit better control in order to avoid being a strikeout-only guy in fantasy leagues.
Felix Doubront's start skipped | 04/12/2013 3:39 PM
NewsFelix Doubront's turn will be skipped following Friday's rainout.
Brian McTaggart on Twitter
ImpactDoubront hasn't started since April 5, so his second outing will come nearly two weeks after his first. He'll next get the ball on Tuesday.
Doubront to start Friday vs. Rays | 04/10/2013 11:11 AM
NewsFelix Doubront will have his next start pushed back to Friday against the Rays.
ImpactDoubront was originally scheduled to start Thursday's series finale against the Orioles, but now Alfredo Aceves will get the call as he fills in for John Lackey (bicep). The 25-year-old southpaw allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings last Friday in his season debut against the Blue Jays.
Doubront fans six in no-decision vs. Jays | 04/05/2013 10:46 PM
NewsFelix Doubront had mediocre results in his season debut, allowing three runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings of work against the Blue Jays on Friday.
ImpactHe racked up six strikeouts on the evening without walking a batter. Most of the damage came in the fifth inning where Mark DeRosa ripped a solo homer and Jose Reyes added an RBI double. He'll look for better results next time out when he takes on the Orioles in Boston on Thursday.
Felix Doubront strikes out six in win | 03/30/2013 4:53 PM
NewsFelix Doubront struck out six in five scoreless innings in the Red Sox's 4-2 win over the Twins on Saturday.
ImpactAfter experiencing some shoulder soreness early in camp, Doubront rebounded to go 2-2 with a 3.00 ERA in five starts. Last year's terrific strikeout rate makes him an intriguing breakout candidate in 2013. Still, we don't see him as worthy of a spot in mixed-league rotations initially.
Doubront pitches well in victory over Twins | 03/15/2013 10:28 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched extremely well in Friday's victory over the Twins, scattering two hits and a walk over four scoreless innings.
ImpactDoubront racked up four strikeouts along the way in the impressive outing. The young lefty has posted a 2.08 ERA and 11/4 K/BB ratio through 8 2/3 innings this spring, and offers significant upside in the later rounds of fantasy drafts with his ability to generate strikeouts.
Felix Doubront a mixed bag on Saturday | 03/09/2013 10:09 PM
NewsFelix Doubront allowed two runs but struck out five in his three innings Saturday.
ImpactDoubront is a good bet to make the Red Sox rotation after making 29 starts in his rookie year. He won 11 games in 2012, but a 4.86 ERA and 1.45 WHIP take some shine off the 25-year-old lefty. If he can ever get the control issues figured out he'd be an enticing fantasy option for his stikeout ability -- Doubront fanned 167 in 161 innings last season.
Felix Doubront goes 1 2/3 scoreless | 03/04/2013 6:09 PM
NewsFelix Doubront pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rays in his spring debut Monday.
ImpactDoubront allowed one hit, walked two and struck out two. He was set back by shoulder soreness early in camp, but he hasn't had any issues of late. We don't see Doubront as much more than a fifth starter in AL-only leagues.
Felix Doubront to start on Monday | 02/27/2013 7:48 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) has been cleared to start next Monday after another successful simulated game Wednesday.
ImpactDoubront's early camp shoulder soreness appears to be behind him. "He was very good. Two sim innings and he's on tap for Monday," Red Sox manager John Farrell said. Doubront struck out over a batter per inning last season, though he also posted a 4.86 ERA.
Felix Doubront showed up overweight | 02/25/2013 10:13 AM
NewsNick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes that Felix Doubront "showed up overweight but now appears a bit leaner."
ImpactDoubront has also dealt with some minor shoulder soreness in camp, but he will throw live batting practice Monday and Wednesday before starting a Grapefruit League game next Monday if all goes well. The lefty will be fine for Opening Day, batting a setback.
Doubront (shoulder) throws 25-pitch bullpen | 02/20/2013 4:06 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of spring training Wednesday without incident.
ImpactDoubront was dealing with shoulder discomfort early in camp, but didn't report any issues in his side session, and should be cleared to throw live batting practice by next week. The Red Sox will continue to move him along slowly, as the 25-year-old coming off a career-high 161 innings last season.
Doubront (shoulder) to throw side sessions | 02/19/2013 11:55 AM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) is scheduled to throw side sessions on Wednesday and Friday.
Mike Petraglia on Twitter
ImpactDoubront is getting a late start this spring after experiencing some shoulder weakness upon arriving to camp. However, assuming all goes well with his side sessions this week, the plan calls for him to progress to throwing live batting practice next Monday. Still, he remains a risky proposition coming off a career-high 161 innings last year and should be monitored closely this spring.
Doubront to throw bullpen session this week | 02/17/2013 6:40 PM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) has been cleared to resume throwing bullpen sessions.
ImpactDoubront had been dealing with shoulder weakness, so the Red Sox gave him some time off as a precautionary measure. While it's good news that he feels healthy enough to return, Doubront reported to camp out of shape and is coming off a career-high 161 innings last season. He remains a red flag injury risk, and should continue to be monitored in spring training.
Doubront wants to pitch 200 innings in 2013 | 02/16/2013 6:21 PM
NewsFelix Doubront spent the winter focusing on cardio work to increase his stamina and leg strength, and strives to pitch 200 innings during the 2013 season.
ImpactDoubront is coming off a career-high 161 innings from a season ago, and is already experiencing some weakness in his throwing shoulder early in spring camp. As long as he's healthy, Doubront possesses strong strikeout ability and could be a solid sleeper in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Doubront won't throw for seven days | 02/12/2013 9:42 AM
NewsFelix Doubront (shoulder) will take seven days off from throwing bullpen sessions.
Rob Bradford on Twitter
ImpactThe Red Sox are giving Doubront a bit of a breather as he deals with some slight shoulder weakness. The 25-year-old southpaw said his forearm was a bit tight during the offseason, but that his shoulder wasn't an issue. The hope right now is that a little rest will do the trick, but coming off a career-high 161 innings last season, it's a situation that should be monitored.
Doubront (shoulder) will be behind schedule | 02/11/2013 4:05 PM
NewsFelix Doubront and Craig Breslow will be slightly behind the other Red Sox pitchers in spring training after they experienced some slight shoulder weakness while long-tossing.
Scott Lauber on Twitter
ImpactManager John Farrell stressed that holding the pitchers back a bit is only precautionary and they don't expect it to be a big deal. It's worth noting, though, particularly in Doubront's case, after he went from throwing 87 2/3 innings in 2011 to 161 this past season.
Doubront won't be on innings-limit in 2013 | 02/02/2013 10:11 AM
NewsRed Sox manager John Farrell said he doesn't expect Felix Doubront to experience any residual effects from his increased workload in 2012.
Impact"There shouldn't be anything that would indicate we've got to be conscious of one specific thing," said Farrell. "He'll be monitored like every other starting pitcher, but I don't think there's anything that says, just because of that increase in innings, you've got to be overly conscious of anything." After missing the majority of 2011 due to injury, Doubront pitched a career-high 161 innings last season and admitted to being overworked down the stretch. However, the 25-year-old didn't exhibit any physical problems other than routine fatigue. The Red Sox are not expected to put him on an innings-limit and are hoping he can build on his first full season by becoming a workhorse No. 4 starter.
|Date||Team||Opp||GS||DEC||YTD W||YTD L||YTD SV||YTD ERA||CG||SHO||IP||H||R||ER||HR||BB||K||Status|
Career Regular Season Statistics
|GCL Red Sox||R||11||11||2||3||0||0||0||53.2||41||17||15||6||13||36||2.52|
2014 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||7.0||at StL||Aug 30||8.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||7||vs. Bal||Apr 19||8|
|Most Innings Pitched (Relief)||2.0||2 times-last: vs. ChA||last: Jul 7||5.1|
|Most Strikeouts (Relief)||2||2 times-last: at Tor||last: Jul 21||4|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Games||29||2 times-last: 2013 (Bos)|
|Wins||11||2 times-last: 2013 (Bos)|
|Innings Pitched||162.1||2013 (Bos)|
|Games Started||29||2012 (Bos)|
|Hits Allowed||162||2012 (Bos)|
|Runs Allowed||95||2012 (Bos)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||87||2012 (Bos)|
|Home Runs Allowed||24||2012 (Bos)|
|Walks||71||2 times-last: 2013 (Bos)|
|Earned Run Average||4.32||2013 (Bos)|