|Boston Red Sox – No. 66|
May 22, 1989 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Left|
|July 20, 2013 for the Boston Red Sox|
(through 2013 season)
|Earned run average||3.86|
Britton attended Tomball High School. The Boston Red Sox selected Britton in the 23rd round of the 2007 MLB Draft. Britton signed a $700,000 signing bonus with the Red Sox. He began his professional career in 2008 with the Class A short-season Lowell Spinners, appearing in eight games, making seven starts, with an ERA of 4.28 in 33.2 innings. In 2009, Britton split time between the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and Lowell; he combined to appear in 11.2 innings over seven games. He missed most of the season due to Tommy John surgery. 2010 saw Britton promoted to Class A full-season Greenville Drive, where he started 21 games and compiled a 2.97 ERA. Britton was promoted once again in 2011 to the Salem Red Sox. In Salem, Britton finished the season with 13 losses, a league high. His 6.91 ERA was worst of all Carolina League starters.
On March 5, 2013, he was pulled over driving 113 miles per hour (182 km/h) in a 45 miles per hour (72 km/h) zone at 4:14am. He allegedly handed police his debit card when asked for ID. He was charged with DUI. This was hours before a scheduled spring training start with the big league club.
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- Edes, Gordon (March 5, 2013). "2013 spring training -- Drake Britton, Boston Red Sox prospect, arrested on DUI charge". ESPN Boston. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)