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Felix Doubront Promoted to Pawtucket

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Soxprospects.com is reporting that Felix Doubront is headed to AAA Pawtucket.

Felix has been having a very strong year so far. After looking impressive against major league competition in spring training with 7 scoreless innings, Doubront has shut down AA offenses over 45 innings. His 2.51 ERA leads all starters on the Sea Dogs, and is backed up by a solid 38:17 K:BB.

With Junichi Tazawa on the disabled list after Tommy John surgery, and Michael Bowden's continued struggles, Doubront could provide some high-level starting depth if he doesn't struggle with the promotion. Hopefully the Red Sox won't need it, but either way, it's a big step for a guy whose value is on the rise.