Winning 300 games will require Randy Johnson-type run
| Jon Paul Morosi
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 8:45p ET
News: Doubront is out of the running for a rotation spot, as MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation.
Impact: Doubront probably didn't have a realistic chance, but he was at least nominally in the running as the spring began. He's given up 15 hits and eight runs in just six innings this spring and is in danger of not even making the roster at this point.
Rotowire: Jan 15 / 9:59a ET
News: Doubront agreed to a one-year, $1.925 million deal with the Cubs on Thursday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.
Impact: The deal allows both sides to avoid arbitration, and the 27-year-old will return to Chicago, where he landed after a late-July trade with the Red Sox. In four starts with the Cubs, Doubront went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA across 20.1 innings. Despite the small sample size, it was a noted improvement over his performance with Boston, where he went 2-4 with a 6.07 ERA in 17 appearances (10 starts, 59.1 innings).
StatsLLC: Jan 15 / 12:00a ET
News: Doubront has agreed to a $1.925 million, one-year contract with the Chicago Cubs and avoided arbitration.
Impact: The 27-year-old left-hander was 4-5 with a 5.54 ERA in 21 appearances (14 starts) with Boston and Chicago. He was traded to the Cubs in July and went 2-1 with a 3.98 ERA in four starts with them.