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Drake Britton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Drake Britton has been suspended 50 games for testing positive for amphetamines.
Britton has spent the entire year with the Tigers' Triple-A affiliate, posting a 4.57 with 17 strikeouts and 21 walks over 41 1/3 innings. The suspension effectively ends his season. Aug 2 - 3:12 PM

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Tigers reassigned LHP Drake Britton, RHP, Preston Guilmet, C Miguel Gonzalez, 1B Dominic Ficociello, INF Tommy Field, INF JaCoby Jones, OF Mike Gerber, and OF Jason Krizan to minor league camp.

Another round of cuts in Lakeland, Florida. Britton inked a minor league contract with the Tigers back in December after posting a 5.08 across 83 1/3 innings at Triple-A in 2015. He is nothing more than organizational depth, along with these other names.
Mar 21 - 10:24 AM

Tigers signed LHP Drake Britton to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Britton held a 5.08 across 83 1/3 innings at Triple-A in the Cubs' organization last season. Despite that rough showing, he's still just 26 and is a solid depth arm.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Cubs sent LHP Drake Britton outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Britton held a 3.24 ERA with five strikeouts over 8 1/3 innings this spring. He'll represent left-handed relief depth in the minors.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 03:54:00 PM

Cubs claimed LHP Drake Britton off waivers from the Red Sox.

Britton was designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week after the club signed Alexi Ogando. The 25-year-old southpaw owns a 2.93 ERA over 25 appearances in the majors and it's no surprise that someone else was willing to give him a shot. He'll go into spring training out of options.
Wed, Feb 4, 2015 03:12:00 PM

Red Sox designated LHP Drake Britton for assignment.

He was the roster casualty to make room for the recently signed Alexi Ogando. The 25-year-old southpaw appeared in seven games for the Red Sox in 2014, hurling 6 2/3 scoreless innings while posting a 4/2 K/BB ratio. He won't be out of work for long.
Fri, Jan 30, 2015 07:07:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Britton was supposed to be a contributor in the Red Sox bullpen, but his season was a disaster. After opening the year with a 1.29 ERA in April, he never posted an ERA under 6.00 in any other month, and he wound up at 5.86, with a 37/38 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings. He'll be reserved for blowouts.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Drake Britton to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Britton was the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. He returns to a 1.29 ERA over 10 Triple-A appearances.
Fri, May 2, 2014 08:55:00 AM

Red Sox recalled LHP Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He'll serve as the 26th man for Thursday's doubleheader against the Rays. Chris Capuano and Andrew Miller both pitched in the first game, so Britton could get the call depending on the situation.
Thu, May 1, 2014 04:50:00 PM

Red Sox optioned LHP Drake Britton to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Britton had a shot to earn a major league job this spring but posted a 6.52 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 9 2/3 innings of work. The 24-year-old will be among the first pitchers recalled if the Sox need pitching help this summer.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 06:39:00 PM

Red Sox recalled LHP Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Britton will provide some length in the bullpen with Brandon Workman making his first major league start Sunday. The left-hander has posted a 3.77 ERA with 85 strikeouts over 102 2/3 innings between Double- and Triple-A this season.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013 01:10:00 PM

Red Sox pitching prospect Drake Britton has been promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 24-year-old left-hander compiled a 7-6 record, 3.51 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 80/36 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings at Double-A Portland. He's done a nice job of focusing and getting his 2013 season on track in the whirlwind of facing DUI and reckless driving charges from an incident this spring.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Red Sox pitching prospect Drake Britton could face up to a year in jail for the March 2 incident that left him with charges of driving under the influence, reckless driving and property damage.

The DUI and property damage charges are the most serious, and are punishable by jail time, a $1,000 fine or both. Britton faces a hearing on April 12. The 11th-ranked prospect in the Red Sox system according to Baseball America, he has been a full participant in minor league camp while awaiting word from a Florida court.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 08:21:00 PM

Red Sox prospect left-hander Drake Britton was arrested Saturday on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and property damage.

The arrest occurred at 4:42 a.m. in Fort Myers, Florida. Britton was clocked at 111 miles per hour in a 45 mph, resulting in him hopping a curb and driving into the woods. The 23-year-old left-hander was then scratched from a scheduled appearance Sunday and optioned to Double-A Portland on Monday.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Red Sox optioned LHP Drake Britton to Double-A Portland.

Britton was in big league camp with the Sox but never had a shot to make the Opening Day roster. The 23-year-old allowed three runs and walked four over 3 1/3 spring frames.
Mon, Mar 4, 2013 08:49:00 PM

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