The Red Sox have agreed to trade Felix Doubront to the Cubs for a player to be named later. Jon Morosi of Fox Sports 1 was the first to report the deal.
The trade ends a disappointing couple of years for Doubront in Boston. He showed promise last season, but then took a step back this season, leaving Boston with a 2-4 record and a 6.07 ERA.
After struggling through April and May of this year, Doubront was placed on the DL with a left shoulder strain. Upon his return, he was relegated to a bullpen role, which he struggled in and was unhappy with.
He was not shy about voicing his displeasure in his new role and let those emotions affect his performance even further on the mound. Sox fans will remember him for his final outing: 6 ER in only 0.2 IP in a 14-1 loss to the Blue Jays, which led John Farrell to question his effort level.
Doubront becomes the second member of the Opening Day rotation to be dealt, after Jake Peavy was traded to San Francisco last week. And if rumors are true, either Jon Lester or John Lackey could be next to go.