Britton fills lefty need for Game 2 of doubleheader
BOSTON -- The Red Sox took advantage of the extra roster spot they were granted for Game 2 of Thursday's day/night doubleheader by recalling lefty reliever Drake Britton from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Britton pitched in 18 games for the Red Sox last season, going 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA.
He has been outstanding for Pawtucket, posting a 1.29 ERA in 10 appearances.
The Red Sox used two of their three lefty relievers (Chris Capuano and Andrew Miller) in the 2-1 loss in Game 1 loss making Britton a logical addition to the roster.
"He's been throwing the ball very well," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "And he's been stretched out to 40-plus pitches. He adds to our bullpen tonight."