Red Sox receive infielder Marco Hernandez from Cubs to complete Felix Doubront trade


The Red Sox acquired infielder Marco Hernandez from the Cubs today to complete the Felix Doubront trade from July. It was announced at the time as Doubront to Chicago for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Hernandez, 22, owns a .273/.314/.375 batting line over five seasons in the minors and has never played above High-A. He has primarily played shortstop in his pro career and looks like a potential future utility man.

Doubront posted a 3.98 ERA in four starts after joining Chicago. It will be tough for him to crack the club’s starting rotation at this point, but he could be an option for the bullpen in 2015.

Wil Myers fainted at a charity event last night

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Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports that San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers fainted at Kirby Yates‘ charity event last night.

Myers was admitted to a local hospital and underwent a series of tests, but all came back normal and he feels fine today. The team believes it may have been a matter of Myers being dehydrated and that he should available to play in tomorrow night’s game against the Dodgers.