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Red Sox send disgruntled Felix Doubront to Cubs

Jul 28, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Felix Doubront (22) reacts against the Toronto Blue Jays during the sixth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox have traded starting pitcher Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs.

Theo Epstein, Chicago’s general manager, has agreed to send Boston a player to be named later in exchange for Doubront.

Boston will likely receive a low-level prospect after the Rule 5 draft as well, according to Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com.

Doubront was demoted to the bullpen back in June after struggling as a starter. He went 2-4 with a 5.19 ERA in 10 starts before manager John Farrell stripped him off his duty.

He was even worse operating as a reliever. Doubront allowed 11 earned runs and 15 hits in just nine innings pitched after making the swap.

The 26-year-old southpaw had grown increasingly fed up with his role. He approached Sox management and requested a trade from the team if he was not going to be allowed back into the starting rotation.

Doubront showed obvious disinterest on the mound in his last appearance against Toronto on Monday. That was the final straw and his final appearance in a Boston uniform.

It comes as no surprise that the disgruntled lefty was dealt away. Rumors still continue to swirl around Jon Lester and John Lackey. Come Thursday afternoon, the Sox pitching staff could look much different.

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