Doubront agreed to a one-year contract with the A's on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, CSN Bay Area reports. After coming over from Toronto in a deadline trade, Doubront made 11 appearances (eight starts) spanning 52.2 innings, posting a 5.81 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He had rather dramatic platoon splits for the season, with a .321 BAA to right-handers and a .225 BAA to same-handed hitters. Look for him compete for a rotation in spot in spring training with a bullpen role being the fallback plan.
Athletics pitcher Felix Doubront allowed four runs on five hits and four walks over six innings in a no-decision Monday against the Angels. He also struck out four. Doubront has been prone to lose his control since coming over to Oakland, as this is the third time he has walked at least four batters in just 10 starts. Doubront has a career 3.82 BB/9 and this inconsistent control has been a big reason why he has yet to stick as a starter. His ERA sits at 5.57.
Athletics pitcher Felix Doubront (3-3) was lit up over 4 2/3 innings Wednesday, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out four in a 10-3 loss to the Rangers. Doubront hasn't been fooling anyone lately, pitching to an 8.33 ERA over his last five starts. The Athletics aren't in contention for a playoff spot, opening the door for Doubront to receive starts despite repeated poor performances. Once regarded as a top prospect, Doubront's 6.72 K/9 and 4.37 FIP suggest he's not worth monitoring for fantasy purposes.
Athletics starting pitcher Felix Doubront pitched well Friday in a no-decision, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk across six innings in a win over the Astros. He struck out four. This looked like a disaster outing in the making with all the strong righty bats in the Astros order, but Doubront did very well to allow only six base runners. Doubront has very little upside for fantasy purposes and will likely have trouble finding his way into a rotation come next season. In any case, he'll finish the year in the A's rotation and start next Thursday against the Rangers, a team who blew him up to the tune of seven runs in his previous start.
Athletics pitcher Felix Doubront did not receive a quality start Monday against the Angels, but he did receive the win. Doubront allowed four runs on seven hits over six innings of work. He also struck out five, but walked four. He is now 2-1 with a 3.99 ERA. Monday was his seventh start of the season and first win since July 7.