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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox.

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 if they don't give up much.

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Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year.

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Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

"If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said.