Doubront Solid, Sox Win
Fort Myers, Fla. — Finally on the mound for a spring training game, Felix Doubront was pleased with his outing.
Doubront, slowed a sore left shoulder this year, pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings for the Boston Red Sox yesterday in a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
“Feels fine,” Doubront said of his shoulder. “It’s good to be back on the mound again, working hard to see the results for my arm. Very good.”
Doubront gave up one hit, walked two and struck out two, throwing 23 of 43 pitches for strikes.
Yankees GM Breaks
Tampa, Fla. — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman broke his right leg and dislocated the ankle while skydiving in Florida.
Cashman jumped with the U.S. Army Golden Knights in a plane from Homestead Air Reserve Base outside Miami, a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project. He was hurt on his second jump yesterday.
The Yankees said X-rays at Homestead Hospital revealed a broken fibula and dislocated ankle. Cashman was scheduled for surgery later in the day with Dr. Dominic Carreira at Broward Health Medical Center.
“I’m in great spirits, and it was an awesome experience,” Cashman said in a statement. “The Golden Knights are first class. While I certainly didn’t intend to raise awareness in exactly this fashion, I’m extremely happy that the Wounded Warrior Project is getting the well-deserved additional attention.”
The 45-year-old, who has been the team’s GM since February 1998, also has rappelled down a 350-foot, 22-story building in Stamford, Conn., sometimes dressed in an elf’s costume the past three Decembers as part of the town’s “Heights and Lights” celebration.