7/30 Cubs to acquire Doubront
The Cubs made a significant addition to the pitching corp on Wednesday, acquiring left-hander Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.
FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi first reported the deal was close on Wednesday. With starter Jon Lester being scratched for Wednesday’s game because of his uncertain trade status, the Red Sox are already in a position to make a roster move so Brandon Workman could start against the Blue Jays.
The Cubs are in need of pitching. Doubront, 26, has appeared in 17 games for the Red Sox this season (10 starts) and has logged 59 1/3 innings. He’s 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA. He’ll be reunited in Chicago with Theo Epstein, who was Boston’s general manager when Doubront was signed in 2005, and is now the president of baseball operations.