Cubs Acquire Pitcher Felix Doubront from the Red Sox

Sarah Glenn/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- Pitcher Felix Doubront seemed to be in need of change, and the Boston Red Sox are granting him that as they've traded him to the Chicago Cubs for a low-level prospect after the Rule 5 draft.

While Doubront had little regular success recently, he did pitch very well for the team during their run to a World Series Championship last season in which he posted a 1.29 ERA in 7.0 innings.

"He has performed well for us over a period of time," Red Sox manager John Farrell said of Doubront. "And it can't be understated the importance of his relief appearances last year in the World Series. Those were two pivotal outings by him and he did a great job."

Splitting time as a reliever and starter this season, Doubront struggled mightily. In 17 appearances, he's 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP.

Right-hander Brandon Workman was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Doubront's spot on the 25-man roster.


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