Sox To Start Doubront Against Dodgers On Friday

BOSTON (AP) – Pitcher Felix Doubront (DOO'-brahnt) will make his

major league debut Friday for the Boston Red Sox against the Los

Angeles Dodgers.

The 22-year-old Venezuelan lefty began the season 4-0 in his

first eight starts in Double-A Portland.

He will be taking Daisuke Matsuzaka's turn in the rotation.

Matsuzaka was scratched just before the first pitch of his

scheduled start Saturday and went on the 15-day disabled list

because of a strained forearm.

Doubront is 6-1 with a 2.11 ERA in Double- and Triple-A this



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