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Doubront headed to bullpen

Posted on: July 31, 2010 12:37 pm
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The Red Sox are attempting to solve their bullpen problems internally. They converted Michael Bowden into a reliever a few weeks ago and apart from a brief major-league stint, is learning his new role in the minors.

Now, left-hander Felix Doubront will hit the bullpen, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com.

While Bowden's conversion is likely permanent, Doubront's move is temporary. The 22-year-old has made thre major-league starts on the season thus far and has posted a 4.11 ERA in 15 1/3 innings. In the minors, he has made eight starts apiece for Double-A and Triple-A. The Double-A ERA is 2.51 and the Triple-A ERA is 3.34, so he's made quite the strides as emerging as a prospect.

Boston needs a left-hander in the bullpen badly, as they have just one in Hideki Okajima, who is struggling big time. The Red Sox do have Dustin Richardson on the farm, but he isn't considered ready as evidenced by his 1.86 WHIP in seven innings.

Doubront has held lefties to a .158 batting average in the bigs along with a 0.88 WHIP and has struggled against righties. However, in the minors, he has exhibited a reverse split over his career. Still, even if he does indeed have a reverse split in the majors, his body of work so far on the season suggests he will be a massive upgrade for Boston's bullpen.

-- Evan Brunell

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