Report: Blue Jays Sign Ex-Red Sox Felix Doubront To Minor League Contract


April 2, 2015

Felix Doubront is looking to revive his career in the same division where it started.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reported Thursday, via a source, that the left-handed pitcher has signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Doubront recently was released by the Chicago Cubs, who acquired him from the Boston Red Sox last July.

Doubront didn’t really leave the Cubs with much of a choice. He was ineffective this spring training, allowing nine runs in just seven innings of work over four appearances. He also was out of options, so the Cubs couldn’t send him to the minors.

If Doubront is able to regain his form, however, he could be a nice pickup for a Blue Jays team that could use starting pitching help. Still 27, Doubront is just two years removed from the best season of his career. The left-hander posted an 11-6 record with a 4.32 ERA in 2013 with the Red Sox, helping them win the World Series.

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