Felix Doubront was unable to finish his start on Tuesday, and unless it was a false alarm, it looks like John Farrell will need to make a decision on what to do with the fourth spot in their rotation.
After throwing four full innings, Doubront came out for the fifth and allowed doubles to Jose Reyes and Melky Cabrera. Just before Jose Bautista came up to bat, John Farrell and the Red Sox medical staff came to the mound. After a conversation, it was determined that Doubront shouldn’t continue and he was relieved by Edward Mujica.
Doubront’s final line on the night was four innings pitched, allowing five runs, all earned, on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He also allowed two home runs to the Blue Jays, one to Edwin Encarnacion and one to Erik Kratz.
Doubront failed to get through five innings for the first time since April 24, when he lasted just 2.2 innings and allowed seven runs, although only three were earned, to the Yankees in a 14-5 Red Sox loss.
Entering the game, Doubront had a season ERA of 4.54. That number jumped up to 5.12 after allowing five runs in four innings on Tuesday.
It was later revealed by the Red Sox that Doubront was pulled from the game for shoulder fatigue. It is not clear how serious the injury is and if Doubront will miss any time.