Red Sox’ Doubront Nervous To Hit For First Time

June 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Red Sox’ Doubront Nervous To Hit For First Time
" BOSTON (CBS) -  Felix Doubront will get the start for the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night in Miami, but he will be in a very unfamiliar spot when not on the mound: the batter’s box.

When Doubront would normally be resting on the Sox’ bench between innings, he’ll have to worry about his upcoming time at the plate. On Wednesday, the left hander will get his first major league at-bat, with the team in the middle of a six-game, interleague road trip.

“Seriously, I’m nervous to hit,” Doubront told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Jon Miller Tuesday afternoon in Miami. “But I’m going to do my best. What’s going to happen is going to happen. I’m not that comfortable hitting the ball, but I’m going to do my job.”

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The 24-year-old said he is a confident bunter, and will do his best when standing in the batter’s box. However, his main focus will remain on the mound, and he will not let the thought of his at-bats get in the way of that "

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