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Drake Britton | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/22/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Rick Porcello was knocked around in Friday's loss to the Giants, surrendering five runs on 10 hits over three innings on a rain-soaked evening in Detroit.
The Giants were all over him early and often in this one, using a three-run uprising in the second inning to put the game away. Even with the difficult start, he'll carry a 15-10 record, 3.30 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 110/34 K/BB ratio over his 183 frames. He'll look for that elusive 16th win when he takes on the Royals in a critical matchup on Wednesday. Sep 6 - 12:47 AM

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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.
Sep 5 - 5:38 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.
May 2 - 8:55 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.
May 1 - 4:50 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.
Mar 28 - 6:39 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

Red Sox purchased the contract of LHP Drake Britton from High-A Salem.

Britton, a 22-year-old southpaw, appeared on many prospect lists this time last year, but he posted an ugly 6.91 ERA and 89/55 K/BB ratio over 97 2/3 innings this season in the Carolina League. The Red Sox will hope for a rebound in 2012.
Sat, Nov 19, 2011 12:02:00 AM

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2Allen Craig
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SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Sean Coyle
3B1Pablo Sandoval
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LF1Hanley Ramirez
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2Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Mookie Betts
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DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Joe Kelly
5Justin Masterson
6Anthony Ranaudo
7Brandon Workman
8Eduardo Rodriguez
Relief Pitcher
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Anthony Varvaro
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Drake Britton
8Edwin Escobar
9Steven Wright
10Matt Barnes
11Zeke Spruill
12Nestor Molina