There was a time when Felix Doubront appeared to be in line for a solid major league career. Maybe he was not destined to be a star, but he appeared to be a respectable back of the rotation arm, someone that could stick around for years and be a decent option for teams. However, that time has long since passed, as he has become a baseball vagabond since being let go by the Oakland A’s.
Doubront is heading back to an old stop in his baseball odyssey. He is heading back to Mexico to pitch for the Saraperos de Saltillo, one of his stops in his time in the Mexican League in 2019.
Former Oakland A’s pitcher Felix Doubront heading back to Mexico
Once a roughly league average arm for the Red Sox, Doubrant’s career has been transient ever since he was traded to the Cubs in 2014. He was released by Chicago at the end of spring training in 2015, signing with the Blue Jays a few days later. The A’s acquired Doubront for cash considerations at the deadline that year to fill out their pitching staff.
He struggled during his time in Oakland. Doubront posted a 5.81 ERA and a 1.443 WHiP with the A’s in his 52.2 innings, striking out 43 batters with 21 walks. That would mark his last stop in the majors, as he missed the entire 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. Although he was solid in a long relief role for the A’s in Triple-A in 2017, Doubront was unable to return to the majors.
Since that point, he has bounced around between the Korean Baseball Organization, Mexican League, and Chinese Professional Baseball League. The latter league is where Doubront spent 2021, as he posted a 3.42 ERA and 1.186 WHiP in his 84.1 innings, striking out 67 batters with 23 walks as a member of the Uni-President Lions.
At 34 years old, his time in the majors is long over. But he has managed to put together a long and eventful career, making plenty of stops around the world as he continues to live the dream as he makes a living through his arm.
Former Oakland A’s pitcher Felix Doubront is heading back to his former stomping grounds. He has signed a contract to pitch in Mexico in 2022.