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Red Sox's Britton arrested for DUI after reportedly going 111 in 45 zone

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

Britton squandered the slim chance that he had of making the Red Sox. (USATSI)

This is quite bad:

Britton, 23, was arrested at 4:42 a.m. on Saturday and was scheduled to pitch on Sunday. He was scratched from that appearance and instead optioned to Double-A Portland.

The left-hander was a 23rd-round pick in 2007, and Baseball America ranked him as the 11th-best prospect in Boston's system in their 2013 Prospect Handbook. Britton went 7-12 with a 4.44 ERA in 24 starts and two relief appearances for Portland and High-A Salem last season. He allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 3 1/3 innings this spring.

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