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Former Red Sox pitcher Britton suspended for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Detroit pitcher Drake Britton has been banned for 50 games following a positive test for amphetamine under baseball's minor league program and St. Louis second baseman Luke Doyle has been suspended for 100 games for refusing to take a test. Britton, a 27-year-old left-hander, made 25 relief appearances for the Boston Red Sox in 2013 and `14, going 1-1 with a 2.93...
Via Associated Press
August 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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

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

Theo Scoops Up Drake Britton Off Waivers

Britton (L), Epstein (R)Theo Epstein took advantage of his knowledge of Drake Britton by scooping up the left-hander off waivers from the Red Sox. Epstein probably was instrumental in drafting the Texas native in the 23rd round of the 2007 draft—unless it was during his Gorilla Suit Period. Britton posted a 2.93 ERA in limited action over two seasons with Boston. The Cubs released Gonzalez...
Via FenwayNation
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Lefty Reliever Drake Britton

Drake BrittonThe Red Sox designated reliever Drake Britton for assignment—essentially to make room on the roster for newly-acquired Alexi Ogando. The 25-year old Waco, Texas native had a see-saw career at the lower levels of the Boston organization—although he performed very well in The Show. In 25 total games for the big club, Britton went 1-1 with a 2.93 ERA. It's probably...
Via FenwayNation
February 03, 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 
Via CLNS Radio
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...
Via Surviving Grady
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

Sox Catching Prospect Has Run-In With Law

(Lee County Sheriff's Office)At last year's Spring Training, it was Red Sox pitching prospect Drake Britton who tangled with the smokies in Lee County, Florida. This year, it's catching prospect Jon Denney. Early Thursday morning, Denny was stopped by Lee County deputies after his F-150 fishtailed on the highway. Denney was improperly driving on a restricted license—thanks to a...
Via FenwayNation
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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