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Felix Doubront | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/23/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Blue Jays signed LHP Felix Doubront to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Doubront was released by the Cubs on March 28 after allowing nine runs on 17 hits in seven Cactus League innings. The 27-year-old left-hander will serve as organizational rotation depth for the Blue Jays, who open the 2015 season with a mixed bag of very young and very old starting pitchers. Apr 2 - 9:15 AM

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Cubs released LHP Felix Doubront.

The veteran southpaw was knocked around in his seven spring innings, allowing nine runs on 17 hits. He will receive 45 days of termination pay from the Cubs, roughly equaling $473,000. He'll look to latch on elsewhere.
Mar 28 - 2:33 PM

Cubs and LHP Felix Doubront avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.925 million contract.

Doubront joined the Cubs at the end of July in a trade with the Red Sox. He finished the 2014 season with an aggregate 5.54 ERA with a 51/33 K/BB ratio in 79 2/3 innings. The lefty battled a shoulder injury with the Red Sox and a calf strain with the Cubs, limiting his playing time and his effectiveness. Still, Doubront has yet to find success close to 500 innings in the majors, but he's still 27 years old with some time left to prove himself. He can become a free agent after the 2017 season.
Jan 15 - 12:17 PM

Felix Doubront was rocked for six runs over just 2 1/3 innings Saturday against the Dodgers.

Doubront allowed six hits (including two home runs from Adrian Gonzalez) and was chased after giving up four runs in the third inning. He struck out two and walked two in the no-decision and now owns a 3.98 ERA and 8/6 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings over his first four starts with Chicago. He'll try to rebound when he makes his final start of the season next weekend against the Brewers.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 05:59:00 PM

Felix Doubront fired six scoreless innings Saturday in the Cubs' 6-4 victory over the Pirates.

Doubront struck out just one batter, but he held the Bucs to four hits and one walk over his six shutout frames. The 26-year-old left-hander has been sharp in all three of his starts since joining the Chicago rotation and suddenly looks like an intriguing fantasy option for the final two-plus weeks. Talent has never been an issue. De La Rosa faces the Orioles in Baltimore next.
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 11:03:00 PM

Felix Doubront allowed just two runs over five innings but the Cubs fell to the Pirates on Saturday.

Doubront threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Cardinals in his Cubs debut last weekend and looked sharp again Saturday night at Wrigley Field. Maybe the 26-year-old left-hander is ready to right the ship after a rough end to his Red Sox tenure.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 09:13:00 PM

Felix Doubront fired seven innings of one-run ball Saturday as the Cubs won the first game of a doubleheader against the Cardinals.

Making his first start with the Cubs, Doubront scattered seven hits while walking one and striking out four. The only run scored on a double-play grounder from Jon Jay in the second inning. The southpaw really struggled during his time with the Red Sox this season, but he could be relevant in NL-only leagues if the Cubs give him a look in the rotation in September.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Cubs activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.

Doubront will make his Cubs debut on Saturday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cardinals. The Cubs plan to utilize a six-man rotation in the month of September, meaning Doubront should stick around for the remainder of the season and could carve out fantasy value in NL-only formats.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 07:50:00 AM

The Cubs plan to use a six-man rotation in the month of September, with Felix Doubront remaining after his spot start on Saturday.

That means that Jacob Turner, Kyle Hendricks, Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta and Tsuyoshi Wada will all receive extra rest down the stretch run. While it's helpful to keep all of their arms fresh, it's a blow to the fantasy value of all involved hurlers.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 06:43:00 PM

Felix Doubront (calf) allowed three runs over six innings Sunday in a rehab start at Triple-A Iowa.

The three runs came on eight hits. Doubront has been on the disabled list with a calf strain since the Cubs acquired him from the Red Sox on July 30 and he may be asked to take another turn in the rotation at Iowa. The left-hander had a 6.07 ERA this year in Boston.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 08:35:00 AM

Felix Doubront (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Iowa.

Doubront was acquired from the Red Sox late last month before being placed on the disabled list with a left calf strain. Look for him to join the Cubs' rotation once he gets stretched out.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Felix Doubront (calf) threw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Doubront will throw a couple more bullpen sessions before beginning a rehab assignment. It's highly debatable whether he was actually hurt in the first place, so Doubront should join the Cubs' rotation once he gets stretched out.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:14:00 PM

Cubs placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain.

We'd never -- ever! -- accuse a big league club of shenanigans, but... it's possible this is a phantom injury. Doubront, acquired from the Red Sox on Wednesday for a player to be named later or cash considerations, is out of options, and Chicago is happy enough with back-end-of-the-rotation options Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada at the moment. They can now delay Doubront's Chicago debut for a few weeks.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Doubront posted a rough 6.07 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings this season for Boston and asked for a trade request when the Red Sox pulled him from the rotation. He has good raw stuff and should get a chance to start in Chicago, but the lefty remains a poor fantasy bet.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 05:48:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

Doubront has fallen out of favor in Boston, but he should get his wish to start again with the Cubs. The lefty holds a career 4.82 ERA, but he's just 26 and has a career 8.1 K/9 rate, so it's probably worth a shot for Chicago to see if he can right the ship in the National League.
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 03:14:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Dioner Navarro
3Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
3Steve Tolleson
SS1Jose Reyes
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Danny Valencia
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Justin Smoak
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PosRoleName
S1Drew Hutchison
2R.A. Dickey
3Mark Buehrle
4Aaron Sanchez
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brett Cecil
2Aaron Loup
3Roberto Osuna
4Steve Delabar
5Liam Hendriks
6Ryan Tepera
7Todd Redmond
8Scott Copeland