At the end of the 2011 season, Felix Doubront was reeling
from an injury-plagued campaign.
Groin and hamstring strains, as well as elbow tightness, sidetracked the
pitcher's ascension to the majors. Upon completing that Triple-A season,
Doubront made it a priority to sharpen up his physique in order to enjoy an
injury-free 2012 season.
One year later, Doubront accomplished his mission. Despite
one trip to the disabled list in August -- which was more for rest than injury
-- Doubront compiled an 11-10 record with a 4.86 ERA and 167 strikeouts through
a career-high 161 innings.
"That was one of my goals," Doubront told NESN.com
in Spanish. "I wanted to work hard to have a successful season without
injury. It was a tough year, but it was very positive in the sense that I was
able to finish on a strong note and do so healthy. That was one of my
It was one of many objectives that Doubront achieved.
Entering spring training, the lefty sensed th...