The Cubs completed the trade with the Boston Red Sox for LHP Felix Doubront on Monday afternoon. Minor League SS Marco Hernandez was sent to the Red Sox as the PTBNL in the deal that landed Doubront with the Cubs.
The Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from Boston on July 30. The conditions of the trade were the Cubs would send a player to Boston after the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs left Marco Hernandez unprotected and he was not taken in the draft last Thursday.
Marco Hernandez spent the 2014 season with High-A Daytona. The 22-year old hit .270/.315/.351 in 122 games with 13 doubles, seven triples, three home runs and a .667 OPS. In five minor league seasons, Marco Hernandez batted .273/.314/.375 with 81 doubles, 23 triples and 17 home runs for a .689 OPS.
The Red Sox assigned Marco Hernandez to Double-A Portland.
LHP Felix Doubront was 2-1 in four starts for the Cubs after spending time in the minors on a rehab assignment following the trade. Doubront allowed nine runs on 22 hits with seven walks and eight strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings. Doubront is out of minor league options and could figure into the Cubs’ bullpen plans for next season.
Theo Epstein mentioned Felix Doubront as a possible lefty option for Joe Maddon out of the pen after Jon Lester’s press conference on Monday afternoon.
The Cubs have not announced the player the team received from the Oakland A’s to complete the Jeff Samardzija–Jason Hammel trade last July 4.