Found July 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
Drake Britton screwed up royally during spring training. But to his credit, the 24-year-old has worked tirelessly this season, and he now has a chance to make an impression on the Red Sox. Britton was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket before Sunday’s game in Oakland. It marks the first major league stint of Britton’s career, and it will be an opportunity for him to show that he has grown both as a pitcher and as a person. Britton, who was drafted in 2007, made strides in 2012 after an awful 2011 season with High-A Salem. The lefty seemed to be headed in the right direction, and he entered spring training with a chance to show he was big league ready. Britton didn’t make it past the first round of roster cuts, though, because he was arrested in early March. Britton allegedly drove 111 mph in a 45-mph zone near the Red Sox’ spring training complex in Fort Myers, and he was arrested on misdemeanor charges of reckless driving, driving under the influence and property damage. The police r...
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