Felix Antonio Doubront was originally signed by Red Sox scout Miguel Garcia…is married, Kimberly…has three children: Jean, Felix and Eliah.
Went 1-1 with a 5.82 ERA in six games, including four starts, during Spring Training and made the A's Opening Day roster as the fifth starter…however, left his final spring training start on April 2 against San Francisco after just one inning with an elbow injury…was placed on the 15-day disabled list April 4 with a sprained left elbow…underwent ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery on April 12 and missed the remainder of the season…the surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek at the Beacon Orthopedic and Medical facility in Cincinnati…Dr. Kremchek used the gracilis tendon from Doubront's hamstring for the UCL graft and also removed a bony osteophyte near the medial aspect of Doubront's elbow…was transferred to the 60-day DL April 27…was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville Oct. 7 and elected free agency before re-signing with the A's on a minor league contract on Nov. 14.
Was released by the Cubs March 28, signed a minor league deal with the Blue Jays March 31 and was traded to the A's for cash considerations July 31…combined with Toronto and Oakland to go 3-3 with a save and a 5.50 ERA in 16 games, including 12 starts…his ERA was fourth highest among American League pitchers with 70 or more innings pitched…allowed a .298 opponents batting average, including .225 (16-for-71) against left-handed hitters compared to .321 (71-for-221) against right-handers… yielded just two extra base hits to lefties for a .282 slugging percentage…surrendered nine of his 10 home runs to righties for a .525 slugging percentage…opponents batted .343 with runners in scoring position and .306 when leading off an inning…now has a .316 (144-for-455) career opponents batting average with RISP…yielded a .252 batting average with two strikes and a .389 average to the opponents clean-up hitter…tied for 10th in the AL with three pickoffs…opponents were 9-for-14 (64.3%) in stolen base attempts with him on the mound…went 3-3 with a 5.87 ERA and .311 opponents batting average in his 12 starting assignments…had a 3.86 ERA and .241 opponents average in four relief appearances… surrendered nine of his 10 home runs as a starter…allowed 2-of-6 (33.3%) inherited runners to score and first batters faced were 1-for-4 (.250)…went 2-2 with a 6.86 ERA in nine games against AL West competition, 1-1 with a 3.89 ERA in seven games against everyone else…was 0-1 with a 2.70 ERA in two interleague starts…is now 6-9 with a 6.53 ERA (81 er in 111.2 ip) in 28 career outings against the AL West compared to 25-17 with a 4.43 ERA (198 er in 402.0 ip) in 90 games against all other teams.
Felix was acquired from Boston, July 30, for a player to be named (INF Marco Hernandez) and made four starts for Chicago, going 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA (9 ER/20.1 IP) ... between the Red Sox and Cubs, was 4-5 with a 5.54 ERA (49 ER/79.2 IP) in 21 games (14 starts)...Right-handed hitters batted .257 (57-for-222) against him ... left-handed batters hit .333 (34-for-102)...Posted a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) in five games (four starts) against N.L. Central opponents...The opposition batted .194 (12-for-62) when facing him for the third time in a game...All told, walked 33 batters and struck out 51 in 79.2 major league innings...Allowed 12 homers...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain when he joined the Cubs, and combined to make three rehab starts between Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee...Picked up the win in his Cubs debut after he was activated from the disabled list, August 30 vs. St. Louis (game one)...Allowed one run in 7.0 innings in Chicago's 5-1 victory...Earned the win, September 13 at Pittsburgh, tossing 6.0-scoreless innings while scattering just four hits in Chicago's 6-4 victory...Began the year with Boston and was 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA (26 ER/45.2 IP) in nine starts before he landed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, May 21...Struck out a season-high seven hitters in 6.2 innings, April 19 vs. Baltimore...Made three rehab appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket (2.63 ERA), and was activated from the D.L., June 20...Final appearance with Boston was on July 28 vs. Toronto ... pitched 0.2 innings out of the bullpen and allowed six runs...Traded to Chicago two days later.
Went 11-6 with a 4.32 ERA (78 ER/162.1 IP) in 29 appearances (27 Starts) in 2013, his 2nd double-digit win campaign in as many seasons as a full-time starter. Set career highs in IP and quality starts (16), and matched his career highs in wins and appearances (also 2012). Among AL left-handers, ranked 5th opponent SLG (.391), 7th in opponent OPS (.729), and 2nd in HR/9.0 IP ratio (0.72). Limited opponents to only 50 extra-base hits (33 2B, 4 3B, 13 HR)...Held an opponent without an XBH 6 times in 2013, tied for the 3rd-most such starts by an AL lefty...Did not allow a HR in a career-high 6 starts from 7/10-8/10. Averaged 7.71 SO/9.0 IP (139 SO/162.1 IP), the 10th-highest rate among ML left-handers. Posted a 3.87 ERA (67 ER/155.2 IP) in his 27 starts and a 14.85 ERA (11 ER/6.2 IP) in 2 relief outings. Had a 3.84 ERA (39 ER/91.1 IP) in 15 games (14 GS) at home, compared to 4.94 (39 ER/71.0 IP) on the road...Allowed 3 ER or fewer in his first 10 starts at Fenway, tied for the longest season-opening streak by a Red Sox LHP at home since Harry Harper's 11 in 1920. Gave up 1 run in 15.0 innings (0.60 ERA) of Interleague play, with both starts coming against the NL West (ARI/SF). Surpassed 200.0 IP pitched and 200 SO in his 53rd career appearance on 4/5 at TOR...Averaged 9.03 SO/9.0 IP over his 1st 53 appearances, the highest rate among Sox pitchers since 1916 with at least 200.0 IP pitched and 53 games...Since at least 1916, Jon Lester is the only Red Sox lefty to amass more SO in his 1st 53 games (224 SO). Made his 1st relief outing since 2010 on 5/8 vs. MIN...It was his longest career appearance out of the bullpen... His 105 pitches were the 2nd-most in a game for a Sox reliever since 1916 (Vaughn Eshelman, 106 on 7/25/96 at MIN). Had 4 quality starts in a row from 5/21-6/8(G1) (3.00 ERA), matching his career-long streak from 9/13-29/12. Took the loss on 7/24 vs. TB, snapping a career-high 7-start undefeated streak beginning 6/8 vs. LAA (Gm 1)...It also ended a career-high 6-game streak allowing 2 ER or fewer. Went at least 7.0 innings without allowing a run or a walk on both 8/4 vs. ARI (7.0 IP) and on 6/18 (Gm 2) vs. TB (8.0 IP)… Marked the 1st time doing so in his career. Entered September with a 3.74 ERA (61 ER/146.2 IP), but allowed 17 runs over his final 15.2 innings (9.77 ERA) during the month to finish the year with a 4.32 mark. Became the 1st Red Sox pitcher to post quality starts in each of his first 6 outings against NYY (4/21/12-7/19/13) since Dutch Leonard did so in his first 9 games between the 1913-15 seasons.
Led the Red Sox with 167 strikeouts and tied for the team lead with 11 wins in his 1st
full season in the major leagues.
Averaged 9.34 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (167 K/161.0 IP), 4th best among major leaguers with at least 160.0
innings pitched...Since 1976, the only other AL lefty 24 years old or younger to notch a K-rate as high in a season
with at least 160.0 innings was TB's Scott Kazmir in 2007 (10.41)...Was the best-ever strikeout rate by a Red
Sox pitcher under 25 years old in a season (min. 140.0 IP)...Was the 3rd-best single-season K-rate by a Red Sox
left-hander (min. 160.0 IP) behind Jon Lester's 2009 (9.96) and 2010 (9.74) .
His 167 strikeouts were the most by a Red Sox hurler in his age 24 season or younger since Roger Clemens
fanned 256 batters in 1987...The last left-handed Red Sox 24 or younger to strike out that many in a season
was Babe Ruth in 1916 (170 K).
Led the Red Sox and tied for 9th in the AL with at least 6 strikeouts in 17 starts of his 29 starts...Became the
3rd BOS lefty (4th time) since 1916 to record at least 17 games with 6 or more K's in a season, along with Bruce
Hurst (18 in 1987) and Jon Lester (22 in 2009, 21 in 2010).
Was 1st Red Sox to reach double-digits in wins, tallying 10th victory on 7/18...Joined Jon Lester (16-6 in 2008) as
the only Sox to collect at least 10 wins in their age 24 or younger season since Roger Clemens went 20-9 in 1987.
Was the youngest player on BOS' Opening Day roster and the youngest pitcher to appear for the club all year.
Received 6.76 runs of support per 9.0 innings (121 RS/161.0 IP), 2nd highest in the majors (min. 150.0 IP).
Posted a 4.37 ERA (38 ER/78.1 IP) in 14 starts on the road...Went 2-0 with a 3.40 ERA (15 ER/39.2 IP) in 7 day
games...Went 5-1 in 8 starts against the American League Central.
Led the majors with 4 quality starts against the Yankees...Was the 1st BOS left-hander to pick up 4 quality
starts vs. NYY in a season since Bill Lee in 1974 (4), and became the 1st major leaguer to collect a quality start
in each of his 1st 4 career starts against NYY, all in a single season, since Joe Sparma in 1965 (1st 5).
Was 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA (14 ER/34.0 IP) in 6 starts in May, his most wins and best ERA in any month of the year...
Allowed 1 run or less in 3 of his 5 July starts, tied for the 2nd-most such starts in the AL in the month.
Held opponents to 5 runs or less in each of his 1st 14 major league
starts from 6/18/10-6/2/12, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Vaughn Eshelman also had a 14-gamer from 5/2-9/24/95.
On 5/1 vs. OAK (8 K's in 4.0 IP), became 1st Red Sox with 8 strikeouts in an outing of 4.0 innings or less since Tim Wakefield on 6/1/03
at TOR (8 K's in 4.0 IP)...Struck out 6 batters in 3.0 IP on 9/1 at OAK.
Yielded just 1 hit over 6.0 innings on 9/18 at TB, a 2-run single by Ben
Zobrist in the 3rd inning...Marked a career-low for hits allowed in a start.
Led the club with 2 double-digit strikeout games, doing so in his
last 2 outings of the season, both against the Orioles, on 9/23 vs. BAL
(11 K's) and 9/29 at BAL (10 K's)...Was the 1st BOS hurler 24 years
old or younger to tally 2 or more double-digit strikeout games in a
season since Aaron Sele in 1993 (3)...Was just the 5th Red Sox since at least 1918 to record double-digit strikeouts in back-to-back games against
the same club without any other outings in between, joining Pedro Martinez (3, NYY in 2001), Roger Clemens
(OAK in 1986), Bruce Hurst (CWS in 1986), and Dave Morehead (CAL in 1965).
11 K's on 9/23 vs. BAL were a career-high...At 24 years and 336 days old, was the youngest BOS left-hander
to reach 11 strikeouts in a game since a 22-year-old Ken Brett on 9/19/70 vs. WSH (11 K)...The only other AL lefty
that young to fan 11 batters in 2012 was Chris Sale (4 times).
Made 11 Big League appearances for Boston, all in relief during April (3) and September (8). Started season on Boston's 15-day disabled list due to rehab from left forearm inflammation and was activated on 4/8. ... Made three appearances out of the bullpen, including two scoreless, posting a 6.75 ERA (2 ER/2.2 IP), before being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 4/17. Recalled on 9/1 and had 8 relief outings with Boston over the final month. ... Collected one save while posting a
5.87 ERA (5 ER/7.2 IP)...Did not allow a run in 5 of eight games in that time. Recorded third career save with a perfect 14th inning in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 9/25 at NYY. Held right-handed batters to a .238 clip (5-for-21) and .286 SLG while with Boston. ... Picked off a pair of base runners. Spent most of season with Triple-A Pawtucket, going 2-5 with a 4.22 ERA (33 ER/70.1 IP) and 61 K's in 18 games (16 GS)...Was the team's youngest regular pitcher and 2nd youngest overall after Dennis Neuman (5 G). Limited Triple-A opponents to a .241 AVG (65-for-270), including a .212 mark (40-for-189) against righthanded batters. Went 1-0 in 3.1 scoreless IP over his last two appearances with Pawtucket from 8/25-29, his only relief outings in the minors in 2011.
Earned the win in his only start at Double-A Portland on 7/11 at New Hampshire and tallied a season-high nine strikeouts in 5.0 IP...Also made a rehab start for Short-A Lowell on 8/6, tossing 2.0 perfect frames with four K's.
With the Sox, was 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA (7 ER/15.1 IP) in 3 starts and 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) in 9
relief outings...Recorded at least 1 strikeout in each of his 12 Major League games.
Recalled by the Red Sox on 6/18 and made his Big League debut that night with a start vs. the Dodgers...Earned
the win in the Sox 10-6 victory, yielding 5 runs (3 ER) over 5.0 IP...Became the 1st Sox pitcher to earn the win
in his Major League debut since Michael Bowden on 8/30/08 vs. CWS and 1st left-hander to accomplish the feat
since Vaughn Eshelman on 5/2/95 at Yankee Stadium...According to Elias, became the 5th left-hander to win his
ML debut as a Red Sox starter at Fenway, joining Babe Ruth (1914), Mickey Harris (1940), Steve Barr (1974) and
Kevin Morton (1991)...At 22 years, 238 days old, was the 2nd-youngest lefty since 1952 to start and win his Big
League debut with Boston, with only Billy Rohr doing it at a younger age (21 years, 287 days) on 4/14/67 at NYY.
Optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 6/19...Made 2 starts in his 2nd stint with the Sox, 7/5-7/16...Recalled 8/6
and worked remainder of the season out of the bullpen.
Fanned 2 in a perfect 8th inning in his 1st ML relief appearance on 8/7 at NYY.
Tossed 5.2 shutout innings over 5 relief appearances from 8/14-28...Allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks while
striking out 7 during that time.
Recorded the final 2 outs in Texas on 8/14 to collect his 1st Major League save...Earned 2nd save with 2.0
scoreless frames on 8/22 vs. TOR, his longest career relief outing.
Made last appearance of the season in 8/31 loss at BAL, allowing 2 runs on a career-high 2 homers in the
8th...Did not pitch again due to a strained upper left pectoral muscle.
Combined to go 8-3 with a 2.81 ERA (25 ER/80.0 IP) and 72 strikeouts in 17 games (16 starts) between
Double-A Portland and Pawtucket...Held opponents to 2 earned runs or less in 12 of 16 minor league starts and
no more than 3 ER in 15 of those outings.
Began season as Portland's Opening Day starter and went 4-0 with a 2.51 ERA (12 ER/43.0 IP) in 8 starts before
a 5/20 promotion to Triple-A...Went 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA (13 ER/37.0 IP) in 9 games (8 starts) with the PawSox.
Made his 1st professional relief appearance in his last outing with Pawtucket on 8/3 vs. Durham (TB), allowing
just 1 hit with 2 K's over 2.0 scoreless frames.
Named Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year in 1st season at Double-A level...Ranked 2nd among
Eastern League qualifiers and 7th in Red Sox system with a 3.35 ERA (45 ER/121.0 IP)...Finished 8th in the Eastern League with a team-high 101 strikeouts and ranked 4th among starters with 7.51 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Recorded at least 5 strikeouts on 9 occasions...Ranked 5th in the league with a .255 opponent batting average (119-for-466)...Held left-handers to a .255 clip (38-for-149) and righties to a .256 average (38-for-149)...Yielded a .197 mark (26-for-132) with RISP...Led the Sea Dogs in innings (121.0) and starts (26)...26 starts matched career high set in 2008...Tied for 2nd in the EL with 24 strikeouts while posting a 4.34 ERA (9 ER/18.2 IP) in April...Compiled a 3.16
mark (36 ER/102.1 IP) the rest of the way, including a 3.46 ERA (10 ER/26.0 IP) during the month of July (15th in the EL), 2.90 (10 ER/31.0 IP) in August (11th in the EL) and a 3.00 (2 ER/6.0 IP) in September...Allowed more than 3 runs on just 2 occasions all year, both within his 1st 13 games...Held opponents to 2 earned runs or less in 16 of 26 starts, including 4 of his last 5...Closed out the season going 2-2 with a 2.25
ERA (7 ER/28.0 IP) over 5 starts beginning 8/14...Placed on the DL 6/16 (retro to 6/13) with a calf strain...Activated 6/23 and started that night at Connecticut...Recorded 1st career complete game with a 7.0-inning, shutout victory at New Britain on 7/22...Fanned a career-high 10 batters, the most in a game by a Sea Dogs hurler in 2009...Posted a 1.74 ERA (2 ER/10.1 IP) while not recording a decision in 4 games (3 starts) for Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League from 10/11-11/14.
Spent most of the 2008 season with Single-A Greenville, earning a late-season promotion
to Single-A Lancaster...Combined to lead all Red Sox minor leaguers with a 138 strikeouts
and ranked 3rd among that group with 13 wins in 129.1 innings over 26 starts, all career highs...
Overall, went 13-9 with a 3.70 ERA (53 ER/129.1 IP)...Participated in the 2009 Red Sox Rookie
Development Program in Boston.
ALL-STAR NOD: Joined catcher Luis Exposito, first baseman Mike Jones and shortstop Yamaico
Navarro as one of 4 members of the Drive selected to the 49th annual South Atlantic League All-
Star Game in Greensboro, NC but did not appear in the game.
WITH GREENVILLE: Tied for 3rd among South Atlantic League leaders with 12 wins and ranked
5th among starters with 9.21 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (118 K's/115.1 IP)...Fanned 7 or more in 7 of
his 23 starts with the Drive...Won each of his first 4 starts of the season, April 6-23, with a 0.87 ERA
(2 ER/20.2 IP), 24 strikeouts and just one walk in that span...Over a 5-start stretch from April 12-
May 12, struck out 34 and issued one free pass in 25.2 frames of work, an average of 11.9 K's and
0.4 walks per 9.0 innings...Earned victories in 4 straight starts again from July 14-31, with a 1.71
ERA (4 ER/21.0 IP) in that time...Held leadoff hitters to a .186 (21-for-113) clip while opponents hit
just .188 (9-for-48) against him with 2 outs and runners in scoring position.
WITH LANCASTER: Promoted to Lancaster on August 18, his first experience at the High-A level...
Made 3 starts for the JetHawks, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP)...Won his debut on
August 22 at Bakersfield, allowing 3 hits and one walk while fanning a season-high 9 over 5.0
scoreless frames...In all, struck out 20 California League batters and walked just 4...Did not earn a
decision in 2 post-season starts for Lancaster despite a 3.60 ERA (4 ER/10.0 IP) in those games.
Split the season between Single-A Greenville and Short-A Lowell.
Tossed 5.0 innings or less in 10 of his 11 starts, including 6 outings of 4.0 frames or fewer.
Was 3-6 with an 8.20 ERA (34 ER/37.1 IP) before landing on the disabled list with an elbow strain on 7/13...
Returned 7/21 and made 2 more appearances for the Drive before transferring to Lowell on 7/31.
Struggled in 1st 2 starts with the Spinners, going 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA (10 ER/5.0 IP) before lasting 5.0
frames in each of final 6 starts from 8/10-9/7, posting a 1-2 record and 3.60 ERA (12 ER/30.0 IP) in that time.
Spent 1st professional season in the United States...Combined to post a 2.92 ERA (21
ER/64.2 IP), 6th best among Red Sox minor leaguers, between stops with the Rookie-level
Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Short-A Lowell.
Led the Gulf Coast League with 11 starts and tied for 4th with 53.2 innings pitched.
Promoted to Lowell on 8/28 and made 2 starts before returning to pitch in the GCL playoffs, helping the Red
Sox to a league championship...Fanned a single-game, postseason-high 9 batters over 7.0 shutout innings
against the GCL Dodgers on 8/23.
Named Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Pitcher of the Year after going 7-1 with
a 0.97 ERA (7 ER/64.2 IP) in 13 starts for the VSL Red Sox.
Limited foes to a .152 AVG (32-for-210)...Did not allow a homer in 64.2 innings.
Won final 7 decisions beginning 6/20, going 7-0 with a 0.54 ERA (3 ER/50.0 IP) in those 9 starts.