Felix Doubront ready to go Friday if Red Sox use him in Brandon Workman's place

DJ Bean
June 18, 2014 - 1:18 pm
Felix Doubront appears a good bet to get Friday's start in Oakland, a spot that is now vacant with Brandon Workman serving his six-game suspension. "He's a definite candidate, Felix is," John Farrell said Wednesday. "He's on turn, but we'll have that announcement by tomorrow." Doubront would not say whether he is starting the game for sure, but saying only, "I just heard I have to be ready for Friday." The 26-year-old lefty, who was dealing with a shoulder injury, is back in Boston after making three rehab starts between Double A Portland and Triple A Pawtucket. Doubront last pitched Sunday for Pawtucket, striking out 10 batters over five innings of work. "I feel good," Doubront said. "Like I said, I'm ready. Ready to come back and [it's] good to be here again." In nine starts for the Red Sox this season, Doubront is 2-4 with a 5.12 ERA.