According to multiple reports, the Cubs have acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.
The 27-year old southpaw has voiced his displeasure with the way the Red Sox have handled him this season. Felix Doubront is 2-4 in 17 games, 10 starts, with a 6.07 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP this season.
Updated 2:41pm CDT: Reports from Boston have confirmed the Cubs have acquired Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a PTBNL or cash. And the player to be named later will not be sent to the Red Sox until after the Rule 5 Draft in December.
Updated: 4:42pm CDT: The Cubs announced the trade. The Cubs acquired Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a PTBNL or cash.
Felix Doubront was not happy with the Red Sox moving him back and forth between the pen and rotation and is coming off a horrible outing against the Blue Jays. Doubront allowed six runs on six hits with two walks and no strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning.
Felix Doubront could benefit from a change of scenery. And not only reuniting with the front office that signed him as an amateur free agent in Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod but being able to work with Chris Bosio.
Once the trade is made official, Felix Doubront would take the last open spot on the Cubs 40-man roster, which currently stands at 39 players.