Felix Doubront granted his release by the Cubs

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After entering spring training with an eye on the fifth starter job, left-hander Felix Doubront has been given his release by the Cubs.

Doubront really struggled during Cactus League action, allowing nine runs on 17 hits (including two home runs) in seven innings across four appearances.

The Cubs and Doubront avoided arbitration over the winter by agreeing to a one-year, $1.925 million contract, but contracts through arbitration aren’t fully-guaranteed. Instead, he’ll get 45 days of termination pay, which Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.com says works out to around $473,000.

Doubront showed diminished velocity last season while putting up a 5.54 ERA over 14 starts and seven relief appearances, but he’s still just 27 and has shown some potential in the past. He should find a new team quickly.

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.