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Drake Britton: Boston Red Sox’s DFA Decision ‘Caught Me Off Guard’

This embed is invalid" /> Drake Britton never saw it coming. The Boston Red Sox designated Britton for assignment last week when they signed right-handed pitcher Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract. Britton has since been claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs, ending the left-hander’s quest to win a spot in Boston’s bullpen this season. “Obviously...
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Claim Drake Britton From Boston Red Sox

The Chicago Cubs have claimed Drake Britton from the Boston Red Sox after he was placed on waivers following the signing of Alexi Ogando. Britton, 25, is joining a roster already touting the services of former Red Sox players such as Jon Lester, David Ross and Felix Doubront. The southpaw has shown some decent effectiveness in his short time at the Major League level (with Boston...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Claimed Off Waivers By Cubs After Red Sox DFA Left-Hander

This embed is invalid" /> The Chicago Cubs have added another player with Boston Red Sox ties. The Cubs announced Wednesday that they have claimed left-handed pitcher Drake Britton off waivers from the Red Sox. Britton was designated for assignment last week when the Red Sox signed right-hander Alexi Ogando to a one-year contract. Britton becomes the...
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Designate Drake Britton For Assignment

The Boston Red Sox have designated left-handed relief pitcher Drake Britton for assignment to open up a roster spot for new Sox member, Alexi Ogando 
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February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Hello, Daniel Nava; Goodbye, Drake Britton

I was pretty happy to see Daniel Nava re-up with the Sox. In a world full of professional athletes who seem to swill too often from the douchiness jug, Nava is a legitimate good guy — someone who seems to appreciate every opportunity he gets to slip on the uniform and take the field. Last year, when he was sent to the minors, he took it in stride, never whining or grandstanding...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Alexi Ogando; DFA Drake Britton

Ian Vescera (@Ian_Vescera)Contributing Writer Yesterday, the Red Sox signed free agent reliever Alexi Ogando to a one year deal and officially announced the signing via the tweet seen below. Per USA Today reports, the deal is worth $1.5 million and could be worth up to $3 million with incentives. Ogando has been both a starter and a reliever in his career and flourished in both roles...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Recalled For Second Game Of Red Sox-Rays Doubleheader

BOSTON — The Red Sox have recalled left-hander Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket for the second game of Thursday’s doubleheader against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Britton will serve as the 26th man on the Red Sox’s active roster for Game 2. Under Major League Baseball Rules, teams are permitted to add an extra player for the second game of doubleheaders played within...
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Britton, Lavarnway Optioned To Pawtucket

FORT MYERS, FL - Following this afternoon’s game against the Twins, the Boston Red Sox made the following roster moves: Left-handed pitcher Drake Britton and catcher Ryan Lavarnway were optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. The announcements were made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington. With these moves, the Red Sox now have 30 players in big league camp, including...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox Catching Prospect Jon Denney Arrested

Well it would not be Spring Training for the Boston Red Sox unless one of their players got arrested. In 2012 it was Bobby Jenks, last year it was Drake Britton, and this year they got Jon Denney. Denney, 19, was the Red Sox third round pick in the 2013 MLB Draft and signed for an $875,000 signing bonus. According to police, Denney was driving with a suspended license meaning that...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Drake Britton Unfazed By Chris Capuano Signing Despite Added Competition

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Drake Britton’s chances of making the Boston Red Sox’s Opening Day roster dropped significantly when the club signed Chris Capuano to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old isn’t hanging his head. “I can only worry about myself and getting myself ready,” Britton said Friday at JetBlue Park. “They’re obviously bringing [Capuano] in for a reason. They’re...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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