Doubront’s happy with Cubs but didn't ask for trade

Doubront’s happy with Cubs but didn't ask for trade
August 2, 2014, 6:15 pm

Patrick Mooney, CSN Chicago Cubs Insider

LOS ANGELES – Felix Doubront got what he wanted, the chance to start – and start over – with the Cubs. But he denied asking to be traded from the Boston Red Sox.

“No,” Doubront said Friday at Dodger Stadium. “I never said ‘trade me’ or whatever. I was just saying that I wasn’t feeling good in the bullpen. I’ve been a starter. But I never said ‘trade me.’”

Only nine months after helping the Red Sox win the World Series, Doubront understands this could be very good for his career. The Cubs placed the 26-year-old lefty on the disabled list with a calf strain and will give him a spot in the rotation at some point in late August or September, letting him audition for the future.

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