Felix Doubront SP TOR 3 days ago

Doubront will be called up Friday, and he may start against the White Sox on Tuesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

Matt Boyd was demoted back to Triple-A Buffalo after surrendering seven runs without recording an out in Thursday's loss to the Red Sox. Doubront, who is seemingly next in line to get a shot in the rotation, would line up for two starts next week, with the second coming Sunday in Kansas City. He's having a solid season at the Triple-A level, but his presence is unlikely to dissuade the Blue Jays from pursuing a starter on the trade market.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 2 months ago

Doubront is returning from the 7-day DL to start Wednesday at Triple-A Durham, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Given the Jays' issues in the back of the rotation, Doubront has a shot at making a few starts for Toronto at some point this season if he can show signs of putting the pieces together in Buffalo. Currently, he's without a 40-man roster spot, which adds another small hurdle in his bid to return to the big leagues.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 3 months ago

Doubront signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

Doubront tossed nearly 80 innings at the big league level in 2014, spending time with both the Cubs and Red Sox. His ERA dropped over two full runs to 3.98 after the move to Chicago, but the Cubs granted him his unconditional release after allowing nine earned runs over seven innings this spring. The Jays will now step in and get the long reliever/spot starter on a low-risk deal, further adding to their organizational pitching depth.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 3 months ago

Doubront was granted his unconditional release from the Cubs on Saturday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

Doubront's minimal chances of earning a rotation spot with the Cubs were squashed early, as he gave up nine runs on 17 hits -- including two homers -- in four spring appearances. It seems he asked to be released with the hope of landing a major league opportunity elsewhere. Even with his career 4.78 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, that's not completely out of the question.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 4 months ago

Doubront is out of the running for a rotation spot, as MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation.

Doubront probably didn't have a realistic chance, but he was at least nominally in the running as the spring began. He's given up 15 hits and eight runs in just six innings this spring and is in danger of not even making the roster at this point.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 6 months ago

Doubront agreed to a one-year, $1.925 million deal with the Cubs on Thursday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

The deal allows both sides to avoid arbitration, and the 27-year-old will return to Chicago, where he landed after a late-July trade with the Red Sox. In four starts with the Cubs, Doubront went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA across 20.1 innings. Despite the small sample size, it was a noted improvement over his performance with Boston, where he went 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 appearances (10 starts, 59.1 innings).

Felix Doubront SP TOR 10 months ago

Doubront gave up two runs on five hits over five innings in a losing effort Saturday against the Pirates.

The Cubs removed Doubront after 81 pitches, giving Dan Straily a couple of innings in middle relief in the process. The current setup of the Cubs' rotation will put Doubront on the mound again Friday in Pittsburgh in a rematch against the Pirates.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 10 months ago

Doubront pitched seven strong innings against the Cardinals on Saturday, giving up seven hits and one run.

He struck out four and walked in the win, his first as a Cub. He'll be part of a six-man rotation in September, so he'll probably get about four more chances to add to his win total.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 10 months ago

Doubront (calf) has been activated from the disabled list to start Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Zach Rosscup was optioned to Triple-A (and subsequently recalled as the 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader) to clear space on the roster, while the Cubs are apparently going to use a six-man rotation to get a look at Doubront as a starter in September.

Felix Doubront SP TOR 11 months ago

Doubront (calf) will make his first rehab start at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

Doubront has been throwing bullpen sessions and facing live hitters over the past week without incident, so he'll move ahead in his recovery process by testing himself during game action. He'll be eligible to return from the DL whenever the Cubs deem his ready, but it seems likely he'll have to settle for either a long relief role or an assignment to the Triple-A rotation once activated.