Felix Doubront SP BOS 27 Days

Felix Doubront will not start next week versus the Cubs as previously expected.

Doubront 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.

Felix Doubront SP BOS 30 Days

The Red Sox have moved Felix Doubront to the bullpen.

He'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 SP BOS 1 Month

Felix 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.

Doubront 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.

Felix Doubront SP BOS 1 Month

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

Doubront, 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 SP BOS 1 Month

Felix Doubront (shoulder) will start on Friday against the Athletics.

He'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 SP BOS 1 Month

Felix Doubront (shoulder) struck out 10 and didn't allow a hit over five innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday.

Doubront 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 SP BOS 1 Month

Felix Doubront's (shoulder) rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday is expected to be his last.

Doubront 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."

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Felix Doubront (shoulder) will make at least two more rehab starts.

Doubront 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.

Felix Doubront SP BOS 2 Months

Felix Doubront (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Portland.

The 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.

Felix Doubront SP BOS 2 Months

Felix Doubront threw a bullpen session on Monday.

Doubront'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.