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Blue Jays sign Felix Doubront to minor-league deal

The left-hander will provide pitching depth for the injury-hampered Jays.

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The Blue Jays have agreed to sign left-hander Felix Doubront to a minor-league contract, as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Doubront was released by the Cubs earlier in the week.

Doubront, just 27, will provide depth for a Blue Jays' rotation that lost Marcus Stroman for the season due to a torn ACL earlier this spring. The southpaw spent the first four and a half seasons of his major-league career in the AL East with the Red Sox, posting a 26-22 record and 4.82 ERA over 98 appearances (69 starts), though questions about conditioning hampered his development after being touted as a top prospect after being signed out of Venezuela in 2005.

Doubront was traded to the Cubs at the trade deadline last season, posting a 3.98 ERA in four late-season starts. Chicago's additions of starters Jon Lester and Jason Hammel along with the re-signing of Tsuyoshi Wada made the team's pitching mix too crowded to keep Doubront, who would have been competing with Wada, Travis Wood, Edwin Jackson and Jacob Turner for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation.