Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:47:27 -0800
With Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster electing not to pitch in 2014, SP Felix Doubront has likely made the rotation as a fifth starter. RP Brandon Workman will be a swingman, meaning he could be used in the rotation or bullpen. It is not likely that the Red Sox will sign a free agent pitcher.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:18:12 -0800
Updating a previous item, Boston Red Sox RP Felix Doubront said he changed up his mechanics this offseason. "My arm speed, I changed my mechanics a little bit," said Doubront. "Trying to be shorter. There's a lot of things new for me. I'm making my windup from the stretch more simple. My shoulder is strong now, so I'm changing all my mechanics. It's a little bit different, but more throwing strikes. Everything changed. The big thing is that I feel good -- I feel great." Despite being successful in the bullpen late last year, Doubront still thinks he can be a starting pitcher.
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 12:28:00 -0800
Boston Red Sox RP Felix Doubront feels much better heading into this spring, and he's already thrown off a mound seven times and will do so again Friday, Feb. 14. Doubront said he's been working to make his delivery more efficient and quicker to the plate.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 20:22:58 -0800
The Boston Red Sox instructed SP Felix Doubront to make his annual trip home to Venezuela earlier in the offseason so he could report to the team's spring training complex in Florida in mid-January to work on his conditioning. The team was angry when Doubront reported to camp out of shape last season. SP Rubby De La Rosa is on the same program.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:17:24 -0800
Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Jake Peavy, Felix Doubront and John Lackey are all generating trade interest, and teams are particularly interested in Lackey, who is owed $15.75 million over the next two seasons.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:41:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said SP Jake Peavy would start a potential Game 7 of the World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals "as of now." Peavy has struggled in his last two starts, though, leaving SP Felix Doubront as a possibility to take the start if he doesn't pitch in Game 6 for multiple innings. SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) could be available in Game 6, too, and SP Jon Lester figures to be available to pitch in Game 7 if needed.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:23:27 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (undisclosed) may need to be replaced in the starting rotation for the World Series, as he's dealing with an undisclosed injury. P Felix Doubront, who is already on the roster, would be the likely option to start a game if Buchholz can't pitch.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:27:05 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront is scheduled to throw a side session Sunday, Sept. 15, and a simulated game Tuesday, Sept. 17. He is expected to pitch next weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays in a starting role, according to manager John Farrell, who added that Doubront hadn't been used recently because of fatigue.
Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:28:22 -0700
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Wednesday, Sept. 11, that SP Felix Doubront will be slotted back into the rotation, perhaps as early as next week. "He'll get another start," Farrell said. "We've just skipped him in this turn in the rotation. He'll get some side work with (pitching coach Juan Nieves)."
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:00:45 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront or SP Ryan Dempster appear to be the pitchers most likely to lose their spot in the starting rotation when SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) is activated from the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 10.