Felix Doubront

Felix Doubront #53

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/225
  • Age: 27


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Felix Doubront Stats

3-3 5.50 75.1 56 1.50

Felix Doubront MLB Career Stats

31-26 4.89 513.2 442 1.48

Felix Doubront Bio

  • Full Name: Felix Antonio Doubront
  • Pronunciation: dew-BRONT
  • Born: 10/23/1987 in Carabobo, Venezuela
  • Debut: June 18, 2010
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2015 Stats 3 3 5.50 16 12 1 75.1 56 1.50
MLB Career Stats 31 26 4.89 118 85 4 513.2 442 1.48
  • Status: Active

Felix Doubront Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Athletics AL 398 Four-seam FB 91.20 91.74 2132.00 6.55 91.75
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.89 92.53 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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September 18, 2015 at 11:28 PM ET

Doubront posts quality start in no-decision

A's left-hander Felix Doubront took a no-decision after allowing three runs on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in six innings against the Astros on Friday.

September 13, 2015 at 7:31 PM ET

Doubront can't handle Rangers in loss

A's left-hander Felix Doubront lost after allowing seven runs on seven hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Rangers.


Felix Doubront Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2013 Boston AL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2010 Boston AL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 Greenville SAL

Felix Doubront Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2012 11 23rd in AL


Season SO Rank
2012 167 12th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2013 .261 25th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2013 7.71 24th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2013 1.96 4th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2012 71 8th in AL
2013 71 11th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2012 24 19th in AL

Felix Doubront Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 2, 2015 Oakland Athletics activated LHP Felix Doubront.
July 31, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays traded LHP Felix Doubront to Oakland Athletics for cash.
July 29, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays designated LHP Felix Doubront for assignment.
July 3, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of LHP Felix Doubront from Buffalo Bisons.
May 13, 2015 Buffalo Bisons activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 7-day disabled list.
April 6, 2015 Buffalo Bisons placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 7-day disabled list.
April 2, 2015 LHP Felix Doubront assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
March 31, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent LHP Felix Doubront to a minor league contract.
March 28, 2015 Chicago Cubs released LHP Felix Doubront.
August 30, 2014 Chicago Cubs activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.
August 23, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Felix Doubront on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
August 12, 2014 Chicago Cubs sent LHP Felix Doubront on a rehab assignment to Iowa Cubs.
August 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 31, 2014. Left calf strain.
July 30, 2014 Boston Red Sox traded LHP Felix Doubront to Chicago Cubs.
June 20, 2014 Boston Red Sox activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.
June 10, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent LHP Felix Doubront on a rehab assignment to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 5, 2014 Boston Red Sox sent LHP Felix Doubront on a rehab assignment to Portland Sea Dogs.
May 21, 2014 Boston Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list. Left shoulder strain.
August 25, 2012 Boston Red Sox activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.
August 18, 2012 Boston Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 10, 2012. Knee problem.
September 1, 2011 Boston Red Sox recalled Felix Doubront from Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 11, 2011 Felix Doubront roster status changed by Pawtucket Red Sox.
August 6, 2011 sent LHP Felix Doubront on a rehab assignment to Lowell Spinners.
July 24, 2011 Pawtucket Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 21, 2011. hamstring strain
July 13, 2011 LHP Felix Doubront assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
July 11, 2011 Felix Doubront assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 30, 2011 Felix Doubront roster status changed by Pawtucket Red Sox.
May 14, 2011 Pawtucket Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to May 11, 2011. left groin strain
April 18, 2011 Boston Red Sox optioned LHP Felix Doubront to Pawtucket Red Sox.
April 8, 2011 Boston Red Sox activated LHP Felix Doubront from the 15-day disabled list.
March 31, 2011 Boston Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 22, 2011. Left forearm inflammation.
August 6, 2010 Boston Red Sox recalled Felix Doubront from Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 17, 2010 Boston Red Sox optioned Felix Doubront to Pawtucket Red Sox.
July 5, 2010 Boston Red Sox recalled Felix Doubront from Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 19, 2010 Boston Red Sox optioned Felix Doubront to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 19, 2010 Felix Doubront assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 18, 2010 Boston Red Sox recalled Felix Doubront from Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 15, 2010 Felix Doubront roster status changed by Pawtucket Red Sox.
June 8, 2010 Pawtucket Red Sox placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 7-day disabled list. Left shin contusion.
May 20, 2010 LHP Felix Doubront assigned to Pawtucket Red Sox from Portland Sea Dogs.
April 5, 2010 Felix Doubront assigned to Portland Sea Dogs from Pawtucket Red Sox.
March 20, 2010 Boston Red Sox optioned Felix Doubront to Pawtucket Red Sox.
October 19, 2009 Felix Doubront roster status changed by Boston Red Sox.
June 23, 2009 Felix Doubront roster status changed by Portland Sea Dogs.
June 16, 2009 Portland Sea Dogs placed LHP Felix Doubront on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 13, 2009.

Felix Antonio Doubront Bio Info

Married to Kimberly...The couple has 2 sons, Jean Noah and Felix Khristian. Participated in the Red Sox Rookie Program in 2009 and 2010.


Felix was acquired from Boston, July 30, for a player to be named (INF Marco Hernandez) and made four starts for Chicago, going 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA (9 ER/20.1 IP) ... between the Red Sox and Cubs, was 4-5 with a 5.54 ERA (49 ER/79.2 IP) in 21 games (14 starts)...Right-handed hitters batted .257 (57-for-222) against him ... left-handed batters hit .333 (34-for-102)...Posted a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) in five games (four starts) against N.L. Central opponents...The opposition batted .194 (12-for-62) when facing him for the third time in a game...All told, walked 33 batters and struck out 51 in 79.2 major league innings...Allowed 12 homers...Placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right calf strain when he joined the Cubs, and combined to make three rehab starts between Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee...Picked up the win in his Cubs debut after he was activated from the disabled list, August 30 vs. St. Louis (game one)...Allowed one run in 7.0 innings in Chicago's 5-1 victory...Earned the win, September 13 at Pittsburgh, tossing 6.0-scoreless innings while scattering just four hits in Chicago's 6-4 victory...Began the year with Boston and was 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA (26 ER/45.2 IP) in nine starts before he landed on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder strain, May 21...Struck out a season-high seven hitters in 6.2 innings, April 19 vs. Baltimore...Made three rehab appearances between Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket (2.63 ERA), and was activated from the D.L., June 20...Final appearance with Boston was on July 28 vs. Toronto ... pitched 0.2 innings out of the bullpen and allowed six runs...Traded to Chicago two days later.


Went 11-6 with a 4.32 ERA (78 ER/162.1 IP) in 29 appearances (27 Starts) in 2013, his 2nd double-digit win campaign in as many seasons as a full-time starter. Set career highs in IP and quality starts (16), and matched his career highs in wins and appearances (also 2012). Among AL left-handers, ranked 5th opponent SLG (.391), 7th in opponent OPS (.729), and 2nd in HR/9.0 IP ratio (0.72). Limited opponents to only 50 extra-base hits (33 2B, 4 3B, 13 HR)...Held an opponent without an XBH 6 times in 2013, tied for the 3rd-most such starts by an AL lefty...Did not allow a HR in a career-high 6 starts from 7/10-8/10. Averaged 7.71 SO/9.0 IP (139 SO/162.1 IP), the 10th-highest rate among ML left-handers. Posted a 3.87 ERA (67 ER/155.2 IP) in his 27 starts and a 14.85 ERA (11 ER/6.2 IP) in 2 relief outings. Had a 3.84 ERA (39 ER/91.1 IP) in 15 games (14 GS) at home, compared to 4.94 (39 ER/71.0 IP) on the road...Allowed 3 ER or fewer in his first 10 starts at Fenway, tied for the longest season-opening streak by a Red Sox LHP at home since Harry Harper's 11 in 1920. Gave up 1 run in 15.0 innings (0.60 ERA) of Interleague play, with both starts coming against the NL West (ARI/SF). Surpassed 200.0 IP pitched and 200 SO in his 53rd career appearance on 4/5 at TOR...Averaged 9.03 SO/9.0 IP over his 1st 53 appearances, the highest rate among Sox pitchers since 1916 with at least 200.0 IP pitched and 53 games...Since at least 1916, Jon Lester is the only Red Sox lefty to amass more SO in his 1st 53 games (224 SO). Made his 1st relief outing since 2010 on 5/8 vs. MIN...It was his longest career appearance out of the bullpen... His 105 pitches were the 2nd-most in a game for a Sox reliever since 1916 (Vaughn Eshelman, 106 on 7/25/96 at MIN). Had 4 quality starts in a row from 5/21-6/8(G1) (3.00 ERA), matching his career-long streak from 9/13-29/12. Took the loss on 7/24 vs. TB, snapping a career-high 7-start undefeated streak beginning 6/8 vs. LAA (Gm 1)...It also ended a career-high 6-game streak allowing 2 ER or fewer. Went at least 7.0 innings without allowing a run or a walk on both 8/4 vs. ARI (7.0 IP) and on 6/18 (Gm 2) vs. TB (8.0 IP)… Marked the 1st time doing so in his career. Entered September with a 3.74 ERA (61 ER/146.2 IP), but allowed 17 runs over his final 15.2 innings (9.77 ERA) during the month to finish the year with a 4.32 mark. Became the 1st Red Sox pitcher to post quality starts in each of his first 6 outings against NYY (4/21/12-7/19/13) since Dutch Leonard did so in his first 9 games between the 1913-15 seasons.

2012 Led the Red Sox with 167 strikeouts and tied for the team lead with 11 wins in his 1st full season in the major leagues. Averaged 9.34 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (167 K/161.0 IP), 4th best among major leaguers with at least 160.0 innings pitched...Since 1976, the only other AL lefty 24 years old or younger to notch a K-rate as high in a season with at least 160.0 innings was TB's Scott Kazmir in 2007 (10.41)...Was the best-ever strikeout rate by a Red Sox pitcher under 25 years old in a season (min. 140.0 IP)...Was the 3rd-best single-season K-rate by a Red Sox left-hander (min. 160.0 IP) behind Jon Lester's 2009 (9.96) and 2010 (9.74) . His 167 strikeouts were the most by a Red Sox hurler in his age 24 season or younger since Roger Clemens fanned 256 batters in 1987...The last left-handed Red Sox 24 or younger to strike out that many in a season was Babe Ruth in 1916 (170 K). Led the Red Sox and tied for 9th in the AL with at least 6 strikeouts in 17 starts of his 29 starts...Became the 3rd BOS lefty (4th time) since 1916 to record at least 17 games with 6 or more K's in a season, along with Bruce Hurst (18 in 1987) and Jon Lester (22 in 2009, 21 in 2010). Was 1st Red Sox to reach double-digits in wins, tallying 10th victory on 7/18...Joined Jon Lester (16-6 in 2008) as the only Sox to collect at least 10 wins in their age 24 or younger season since Roger Clemens went 20-9 in 1987. Was the youngest player on BOS' Opening Day roster and the youngest pitcher to appear for the club all year. Received 6.76 runs of support per 9.0 innings (121 RS/161.0 IP), 2nd highest in the majors (min. 150.0 IP). Posted a 4.37 ERA (38 ER/78.1 IP) in 14 starts on the road...Went 2-0 with a 3.40 ERA (15 ER/39.2 IP) in 7 day games...Went 5-1 in 8 starts against the American League Central. Led the majors with 4 quality starts against the Yankees...Was the 1st BOS left-hander to pick up 4 quality starts vs. NYY in a season since Bill Lee in 1974 (4), and became the 1st major leaguer to collect a quality start in each of his 1st 4 career starts against NYY, all in a single season, since Joe Sparma in 1965 (1st 5). Was 4-2 with a 3.71 ERA (14 ER/34.0 IP) in 6 starts in May, his most wins and best ERA in any month of the year... Allowed 1 run or less in 3 of his 5 July starts, tied for the 2nd-most such starts in the AL in the month. Held opponents to 5 runs or less in each of his 1st 14 major league starts from 6/18/10-6/2/12, the longest such streak by a Red Sox pitcher since Vaughn Eshelman also had a 14-gamer from 5/2-9/24/95. On 5/1 vs. OAK (8 K's in 4.0 IP), became 1st Red Sox with 8 strikeouts in an outing of 4.0 innings or less since Tim Wakefield on 6/1/03 at TOR (8 K's in 4.0 IP)...Struck out 6 batters in 3.0 IP on 9/1 at OAK. Yielded just 1 hit over 6.0 innings on 9/18 at TB, a 2-run single by Ben Zobrist in the 3rd inning...Marked a career-low for hits allowed in a start. Led the club with 2 double-digit strikeout games, doing so in his last 2 outings of the season, both against the Orioles, on 9/23 vs. BAL (11 K's) and 9/29 at BAL (10 K's)...Was the 1st BOS hurler 24 years old or younger to tally 2 or more double-digit strikeout games in a season since Aaron Sele in 1993 (3)...Was just the 5th Red Sox since at least 1918 to record double-digit strikeouts in back-to-back games against the same club without any other outings in between, joining Pedro Martinez (3, NYY in 2001), Roger Clemens (OAK in 1986), Bruce Hurst (CWS in 1986), and Dave Morehead (CAL in 1965). 11 K's on 9/23 vs. BAL were a career-high...At 24 years and 336 days old, was the youngest BOS left-hander to reach 11 strikeouts in a game since a 22-year-old Ken Brett on 9/19/70 vs. WSH (11 K)...The only other AL lefty that young to fan 11 batters in 2012 was Chris Sale (4 times). 2011 Made 11 Big League appearances for Boston, all in relief during April (3) and September (8). Started season on Boston's 15-day disabled list due to rehab from left forearm inflammation and was activated on 4/8. ... Made three appearances out of the bullpen, including two scoreless, posting a 6.75 ERA (2 ER/2.2 IP), before being optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 4/17. Recalled on 9/1 and had 8 relief outings with Boston over the final month. ... Collected one save while posting a 5.87 ERA (5 ER/7.2 IP)...Did not allow a run in 5 of eight games in that time. Recorded third career save with a perfect 14th inning in Game 2 of a doubleheader on 9/25 at NYY. Held right-handed batters to a .238 clip (5-for-21) and .286 SLG while with Boston. ... Picked off a pair of base runners. Spent most of season with Triple-A Pawtucket, going 2-5 with a 4.22 ERA (33 ER/70.1 IP) and 61 K's in 18 games (16 GS)...Was the team's youngest regular pitcher and 2nd youngest overall after Dennis Neuman (5 G). Limited Triple-A opponents to a .241 AVG (65-for-270), including a .212 mark (40-for-189) against righthanded batters. Went 1-0 in 3.1 scoreless IP over his last two appearances with Pawtucket from 8/25-29, his only relief outings in the minors in 2011. Earned the win in his only start at Double-A Portland on 7/11 at New Hampshire and tallied a season-high nine strikeouts in 5.0 IP...Also made a rehab start for Short-A Lowell on 8/6, tossing 2.0 perfect frames with four K's. 2010 With the Sox, was 1-2 with a 4.11 ERA (7 ER/15.1 IP) in 3 starts and 1-0 with a 4.66 ERA (5 ER/9.2 IP) in 9 relief outings...Recorded at least 1 strikeout in each of his 12 Major League games. Recalled by the Red Sox on 6/18 and made his Big League debut that night with a start vs. the Dodgers...Earned the win in the Sox 10-6 victory, yielding 5 runs (3 ER) over 5.0 IP...Became the 1st Sox pitcher to earn the win in his Major League debut since Michael Bowden on 8/30/08 vs. CWS and 1st left-hander to accomplish the feat since Vaughn Eshelman on 5/2/95 at Yankee Stadium...According to Elias, became the 5th left-hander to win his ML debut as a Red Sox starter at Fenway, joining Babe Ruth (1914), Mickey Harris (1940), Steve Barr (1974) and Kevin Morton (1991)...At 22 years, 238 days old, was the 2nd-youngest lefty since 1952 to start and win his Big League debut with Boston, with only Billy Rohr doing it at a younger age (21 years, 287 days) on 4/14/67 at NYY. Optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on 6/19...Made 2 starts in his 2nd stint with the Sox, 7/5-7/16...Recalled 8/6 and worked remainder of the season out of the bullpen. Fanned 2 in a perfect 8th inning in his 1st ML relief appearance on 8/7 at NYY. Tossed 5.2 shutout innings over 5 relief appearances from 8/14-28...Allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 during that time. Recorded the final 2 outs in Texas on 8/14 to collect his 1st Major League save...Earned 2nd save with 2.0 scoreless frames on 8/22 vs. TOR, his longest career relief outing. Made last appearance of the season in 8/31 loss at BAL, allowing 2 runs on a career-high 2 homers in the 8th...Did not pitch again due to a strained upper left pectoral muscle. Combined to go 8-3 with a 2.81 ERA (25 ER/80.0 IP) and 72 strikeouts in 17 games (16 starts) between Double-A Portland and Pawtucket...Held opponents to 2 earned runs or less in 12 of 16 minor league starts and no more than 3 ER in 15 of those outings. Began season as Portland's Opening Day starter and went 4-0 with a 2.51 ERA (12 ER/43.0 IP) in 8 starts before a 5/20 promotion to Triple-A...Went 4-3 with a 3.16 ERA (13 ER/37.0 IP) in 9 games (8 starts) with the PawSox. Made his 1st professional relief appearance in his last outing with Pawtucket on 8/3 vs. Durham (TB), allowing just 1 hit with 2 K's over 2.0 scoreless frames. 2009 Named Sea Dogs Pitcher of the Year in 1st season at Double-A level...Ranked 2nd among Eastern League qualifiers and 7th in Red Sox system with a 3.35 ERA (45 ER/121.0 IP)...Finished 8th in the Eastern League with a team-high 101 strikeouts and ranked 4th among starters with 7.51 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...Recorded at least 5 strikeouts on 9 occasions...Ranked 5th in the league with a .255 opponent batting average (119-for-466)...Held left-handers to a .255 clip (38-for-149) and righties to a .256 average (38-for-149)...Yielded a .197 mark (26-for-132) with RISP...Led the Sea Dogs in innings (121.0) and starts (26)...26 starts matched career high set in 2008...Tied for 2nd in the EL with 24 strikeouts while posting a 4.34 ERA (9 ER/18.2 IP) in April...Compiled a 3.16 mark (36 ER/102.1 IP) the rest of the way, including a 3.46 ERA (10 ER/26.0 IP) during the month of July (15th in the EL), 2.90 (10 ER/31.0 IP) in August (11th in the EL) and a 3.00 (2 ER/6.0 IP) in September...Allowed more than 3 runs on just 2 occasions all year, both within his 1st 13 games...Held opponents to 2 earned runs or less in 16 of 26 starts, including 4 of his last 5...Closed out the season going 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA (7 ER/28.0 IP) over 5 starts beginning 8/14...Placed on the DL 6/16 (retro to 6/13) with a calf strain...Activated 6/23 and started that night at Connecticut...Recorded 1st career complete game with a 7.0-inning, shutout victory at New Britain on 7/22...Fanned a career-high 10 batters, the most in a game by a Sea Dogs hurler in 2009...Posted a 1.74 ERA (2 ER/10.1 IP) while not recording a decision in 4 games (3 starts) for Navegantes del Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League from 10/11-11/14. 2008 Spent most of the 2008 season with Single-A Greenville, earning a late-season promotion to Single-A Lancaster...Combined to lead all Red Sox minor leaguers with a 138 strikeouts and ranked 3rd among that group with 13 wins in 129.1 innings over 26 starts, all career highs... Overall, went 13-9 with a 3.70 ERA (53 ER/129.1 IP)...Participated in the 2009 Red Sox Rookie Development Program in Boston.

ALL-STAR NOD: Joined catcher Luis Exposito, first baseman Mike Jones and shortstop Yamaico Navarro as one of 4 members of the Drive selected to the 49th annual South Atlantic League All- Star Game in Greensboro, NC but did not appear in the game.

WITH GREENVILLE: Tied for 3rd among South Atlantic League leaders with 12 wins and ranked 5th among starters with 9.21 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (118 K's/115.1 IP)...Fanned 7 or more in 7 of his 23 starts with the Drive...Won each of his first 4 starts of the season, April 6-23, with a 0.87 ERA (2 ER/20.2 IP), 24 strikeouts and just one walk in that span...Over a 5-start stretch from April 12- May 12, struck out 34 and issued one free pass in 25.2 frames of work, an average of 11.9 K's and 0.4 walks per 9.0 innings...Earned victories in 4 straight starts again from July 14-31, with a 1.71 ERA (4 ER/21.0 IP) in that time...Held leadoff hitters to a .186 (21-for-113) clip while opponents hit just .188 (9-for-48) against him with 2 outs and runners in scoring position.

WITH LANCASTER: Promoted to Lancaster on August 18, his first experience at the High-A level... Made 3 starts for the JetHawks, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA (6 ER/14.0 IP)...Won his debut on August 22 at Bakersfield, allowing 3 hits and one walk while fanning a season-high 9 over 5.0 scoreless frames...In all, struck out 20 California League batters and walked just 4...Did not earn a decision in 2 post-season starts for Lancaster despite a 3.60 ERA (4 ER/10.0 IP) in those games. 2007 Split the season between Single-A Greenville and Short-A Lowell. Tossed 5.0 innings or less in 10 of his 11 starts, including 6 outings of 4.0 frames or fewer. Was 3-6 with an 8.20 ERA (34 ER/37.1 IP) before landing on the disabled list with an elbow strain on 7/13... Returned 7/21 and made 2 more appearances for the Drive before transferring to Lowell on 7/31. Struggled in 1st 2 starts with the Spinners, going 0-1 with an 18.00 ERA (10 ER/5.0 IP) before lasting 5.0 frames in each of final 6 starts from 8/10-9/7, posting a 1-2 record and 3.60 ERA (12 ER/30.0 IP) in that time. 2006 Spent 1st professional season in the United States...Combined to post a 2.92 ERA (21 ER/64.2 IP), 6th best among Red Sox minor leaguers, between stops with the Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Short-A Lowell. Led the Gulf Coast League with 11 starts and tied for 4th with 53.2 innings pitched. Promoted to Lowell on 8/28 and made 2 starts before returning to pitch in the GCL playoffs, helping the Red Sox to a league championship...Fanned a single-game, postseason-high 9 batters over 7.0 shutout innings against the GCL Dodgers on 8/23. 2005 Named Red Sox Minor League Latin Program Pitcher of the Year after going 7-1 with a 0.97 ERA (7 ER/64.2 IP) in 13 starts for the VSL Red Sox. Limited foes to a .152 AVG (32-for-210)...Did not allow a homer in 64.2 innings. Won final 7 decisions beginning 6/20, going 7-0 with a 0.54 ERA (3 ER/50.0 IP) in those 9 starts.