Cubs, Felix Doubront avoid arbitration for $1.925 million

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Left-hander Felix Doubront and the Cubs have avoided arbitration, with Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reporting that they agreed to a one-year, $1.925 million deal.

Acquired from the Red Sox at the trade deadline, Doubront made just four starts for the Cubs and also spent some time in the minors.

He has a 4.78 ERA in 438 career innings as a big leaguer, often struggling to consistently throw strikes. Chicago’s rotation may be full, meaning Doubront could slot into a bullpen role at age 27, but he’s actually fared much worse as a reliever during his career.

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.