OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
2 weeks ago

Doubront (elbow) could return from Tommy John surgery as a reliever, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doubront is slated to return in June. A move to the bullpen could be exactly what the lefty needs. Although he has shown promise in a starting role thanks to his sharp stuff, Doubront has struggled with control issues throughout his career. In the bullpen, where he could go all out for a single inning and maximize the movement and velocity of his pitches, those control issues may be less of a hindrance. He'll be a long way from getting saves in Oakland, though, so his fantasy value is likely to be minimal.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
2 months ago

Doubront (elbow) was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander is still in the process of returning from Tommy John surgery, so while he's still unable to help out at the major league level, the A's will stash him in the minor leagues. If he returns to his previous form once healthy, Doubront could push for a spot in Oakland's rotation, but for now he'll simply focus on rehabbing his surgically-repaired elbow.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
2 months ago

Doubront (elbow) could begin incorporating curveballs in his next bullpen sessions, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander threw his first bullpen session since Tommy John surgery back in mid-February, and it seems that each session since then has gone without a hitch. If everything goes as planned, Doubront should be able to progress to live BP sessions later in the month with a clearer timetable for return to follow each step in his recovery.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
2 months ago

Doubront (elbow) threw his first bullpen session of the year and said he felt great, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery 10 months ago, and looks to be slightly ahead of schedule in his return. This was the first time throwing off a mound since his surgery, and he is looking to be healthy enough to provide starting pitching depth towards the end of the first half of next season.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
5 months ago

Doubront (elbow) re-signed with the A's on a minor league contract, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 29-year-old expressed gratitude for the way the A's "took care" of him following his Tommy John surgery in April, and a desire to "repay them on their investment and help them in the big leagues." Doubront is hoping to be healthy and stretched out enough to provide starting pitching depth by late in the first half of the season.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
7 months ago

Doubront (elbow) was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Friday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is mostly a procedural move, as Doubront is still recovering from Tommy John surgery and will likely miss at least the beginning portion of the 2017 season as a result. The lefty has been able to begin light throwing programs since undergoing the surgery in April though, and will continue to rehab throughout the offseason.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
8 months ago

Doubront (elbow) began a throwing program Wednesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this season, so it's an encouraging sign for his progress that he's begun a throwing program before the end of the summer. The timeline hasn't changed for Doubront per se and he won't be back on a mound again until 2017, but for him to be at the sock toss portion of the throwing program already at this point in his recovery is a positive. If he continues to progress at this rate, Doubront could be back before June of next season.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
1 year ago

Doubront (elbow) was moved to the 60-day DL on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doubront underwent Tommy John surgery earlier this month, and he'll miss the entire 2016 season. The move to the 60-day DL is essentially a formality, and it clears a spot on the 40-man roster, which the Athletics will use on outfielder Matt McBride, whose contract was selected Wednesday.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
1 year ago

Doubront (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander received a second opinion on his elbow injury Monday, and his doctor decided that there was enough damage to require surgery. Doubront was supposed to be the Athletics' fifth starter, but he was sidelined with elbow tightness following his final spring start and will now likely miss the rest of the season with the injury. Now that he is going to miss the rest of the season, Jesse Hahn could take over as the fifth starter for Oakland.

OUTFelix Doubront
SP OAK
1 year ago

Doubront is scheduled for a second opinion on his left elbow sprain next Monday in Cincinnati, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Doubront will visit with Dr. Timothy Cremchek to determine the extent of the injury, but Nick Paparesta, the Athletics' head trainer, confirmed that the lefty has some "fibrous tearing" in his elbow ligament, according to Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area. Whether or not surgery is ordered up, Doubront appears to be facing a long recovery, which could open the door for Jesse Hahn to enter the rotation.