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March 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Britton optioned, Marrero assigned to minor league camp

The Red Sox have announced three roster moves this morning. Left-hander Drake Britton was optioned to Double-A Portland, while shortstop Deven Marrero and utility man Justin Henry were assigned to minor league camp.

Britton made two spring training appearances, allowing three runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched. The lefty returns to Double-A, where he had a 3.72 ERA in 16 starts after a June promotion in 2012. It will be Britton's second option season.

It was the first big league camp for Marrero, the Red Sox top pick in the 2012 draft. Appearing in three games, he went 1 for 2 with a strikeout. Marrero will begin the regular season with High A Salem or Low A Greenville.

Henry was also in his first Red Sox camp, after he was acquired in December from Detroit in exchange for Rule 5 draftee Jeff Kobernus. Henry played second base and all three outfield positions in spring training, and will likely serve as the utility man for Triple-A Pawtucket.

The moves leave Boston with 57 players in major league camp, a number which includes Ryan Kalish, who is on the 60-day disabled list.