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

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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