The plan for Doubront moving forward

September, 21, 2010
BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox rookie lefthander Felix Doubront, who has been sidelined since Aug. 31 because of a pectoral muscle strain, is expected to play catch from 60 feet on Wednesday.

If all goes well with that workout, and if Doubront continues to progress physically, the Red Sox's plan is for him to throw a bullpen session at Fenway Park at some point during the team’s final regular-season series Oct. 1-3.

The Red Sox would like Doubront to have such a session both to give him peace of mind as he heads into the offseason and to help the organization determine a course of action for his continued rehab.

Doubront went 1-0 with two saves and a 4.66 earned-run average in 9 2/3 innings in nine outings as a reliever after being recalled from Pawtucket on Aug. 6. He also made three starts earlier in the season for Boston, going 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA.

Doubront was named the organization’s minor league pitcher of the year, going a combined 8-3 with a 2.81 ERA for Portland and Pawtucket.



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