Former Major League left-handed pitcher, Félix Doubront, signed with the Saraperos de Saltillo of the Mexican League, according to an announcement from the team (on Twitter). It will be the second stint of Doubront’s career with the Saraperos, for whom he made 17 starts in 2019.
Doubront, now 34, split the 2019 season between the Saraperos and the Pericos of Puebla. After not pitching in 2020, he made the jump to Taiwan last offseason. The native of Puerto Cabello, Venezuela caught up with the Uni-President Lions of the Chinese Professional Baseball League:
He continued to have a fair amount of success there, posting a 3.42 ERA over 84 1/3 innings, making up for a lack of swing-and-miss (19% strikeout rate) with added control (6.5% walk percentage). ).
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In addition to his time in Mexico and Taiwan, Doubront spent the 2018 campaign with the Korea Baseball Organization. He is best known to fans in the United States for the Major League season that preceded those jumps to various foreign professional leagues.
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