CHICAGO -- The Cubs avoided arbitration with Felix Doubront, signing the left-handed pitcher to a one-year, $1.925 million contract on Thursday.
Doubront was 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in four starts with the Cubs, who acquired him from the Red Sox on July 30 for Minor League infielder Marco Hernandez. A candidate for the Cubs' rotation, Doubront was 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 games (10 starts) with Boston before the deal.
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