Fill-In Options for Felix Doubront in the Starting Rotation

Allen WebsterFelix Doubront landed on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday afternoon and will likely need a replacement for at least the next couple of weeks after being diagnosed with left shoulder fatigue.

The Boston Red Sox may go with Chris Capuano for a spot start or two, but there are other options down in the minors who might be a better look until Doubront can get back on the field.

1. Allen Webster: The sinker-baller had some trouble finding his command last season in the majors and still has a 39-22 K-B ratio in 54.2 innings of work with the Pawtucket Red Sox in 2014, but his overall numbers are impressive. He is 2-2 with a 2.47 ERA through 10 starts and has allowed only two home runs. If he can continue keeping his sinking fastball low in the zone, then he will be a great commodity at Fenway Park.

2. Brandon Workman: Workman should really be a top option to be brought up, but his eight homers allowed and 5.12 ERA to go along with 40 hits allowed in seven starts should not make him an option at the moment. The 25-year-old is 3-1 thanks to run support, but he has not looked like he has been able to keep the ball in the ballpark so far in 2014.

3. Rubby De La Rosa: Another key player in the deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers, De La Rosa has looked solid with a respectable 3.42 ERA in 47.1 innings. The 2-3 record is thanks to mediocre run support since the starter has yet to allow a home run through nine starts.

4. Anthony Ranaudo: The final player in the farm system the Red Sox should take a look at is Ranaudo who has thrown 52.1 innings, which is second to Webster so far with the Paw Sox. The 24-year-old may need more time in Triple-A, but he has proven that he can get the job done with a 4-3 record with a 3.27 ERA. The 28 walks may be a little high, but the 49 strikeouts shows that he has the stuff to get batters to swing and miss.

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