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Doubront is just what Sox need

Another solid outing from a suddenly crucial piece of the pitching puzzle

Updated: May 13, 2012, 2:39 AM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- It was only a few days into the official report date for pitchers and catchers last February when new Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed his positive impressions of pitcher Felix Doubront.

The 24-year-old left-hander remains relatively inexperienced at the big league level, and prior to this season he was used mainly as a reliever in his 23 appearances (only three starts) during his time with the Red Sox.

It was decided early during last winter that he would ...

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