Salem native Terry Doyle, a right-handed pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization, has been sent to the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs from the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.
Doyle’s move to Portland makes way for left-handed pitcher Drake Britton to make the jump up to Pawtucket.
Doyle made 18 appearances (11 starts) with Pawtucket this season. The 2004 Salem High School graduate was 5-6 with a 5.60 ERA with the PawSox. He signed as a minor league free agent last year after being released by the White Sox during the 2012 season.
The Boston College graduate was 6-3 with a 2.83 ERA with Charlotte, Chicago’s Triple-A affiliate, a year ago.
The Sea Dogs will face the Fisher Cats in New Hampshire for a three-game series July 15-17.
Britton (Waco, Texas), was 7-6 with a 3.51 ERA in 17 appearances (16 stars) with the Sea Dogs this season.
The 24-year-old was selected to the Eastern League All-Star Game and has recorded 80 strikeouts in 97 1/3 innings pitched in Portland.
Britton was a 23rd round selection by the Red Sox in the 2007 draft.