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#RedSox today signed RHP Alexi Ogando to 1-yr contract for 2015. To make room on 40-man roster, LHP Drake Britton designated for assignment.— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) January 31, 2015
To make room for Ogando on the 40-man roster, the Red Sox designated Drake Britton for assignment. The 25 year old left hander has pitched in 25 games for Boston over the past 2 years posting a 1-1 record with a 2.93 ERA out of the bullpen. The addition of Robbie Ross may have pushed Britton out the door. The Red Sox will have Tommy Layne, Craig Breslow, and Ross fighting for bullpen spots which would have made it very tough for Britton to crack the opening day roster.
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Additional info from USA Today Ian Vescera 1/31/2015 09:37:00 AM Tweet