Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zach Britton Expected To Be Out For 6 to 8 Weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Orioles lefty Zach Britton is expected to miss approximately 45 to 60 days of action, as MLB.com’s Britt Ghiroli reports (Twitter links). Britton has already been placed back on the 10-day DL with what the team has described as a forearm strain. Britton, who established himself last year as one..." May 09

  • Britton’s second opinion same as first: Left forearm strain, no elbow damage

    Baltimore Baseball "Zach Britton’s examination in Los Angeles on Monday confirmed what team doctors originally diagnosed last week – a strained muscle in his left forearm and no damage to his elbow ligaments. Britton saw renowned sports medicine specialist Dr. Neal ElAttrache in California on Monday for a second..." May 09

  • Zach Britton admits he returned too soon from previous forearm strain

    Baltimore Sun "loser Zach Britton said Saturday that he rushed back to the mound against the advice of the Orioles’ medical staff. Now, he is headed to the disabled list and will go to Los Angeles for a second opinion on his sore left forearm. Britton will leave Sunday to see orthopedic specialist Dr. Neal..." May 07

  • Orioles closer Zach Britton shelved with recurring forearm discomfort

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton, just three days removed from returning from the disabled list, again felt discomfort in his left forearm Friday, and was sent by the club for a series of tests to determine the cause of the recurrence. Britton returned from a forearm strain Tuesday and made two..." May 06

  • Orioles reliever questions Pedroia’s handling of Machado incident

    Boston Globe "The Red Sox-Orioles series is over, but the fallout continues from Manny Machado’s slide into Dustin Pedroia last Friday night. On Sunday, Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes threw a pitch behind Machado’s head that many believed was in retaliation. Orioles reliever Zach Britton pointed a finger at..." April 24

  • Zach Britton to see hand doc, could throw after that

    MLB.com "Orioles closer Zach Britton will see a hand specialist on Monday, and he could resume throwing after that, as manager Buck Showalter called it the final step for the left-hander in his rehab from a left forearm strain. Britton's MRI exam on his left elbow and forearm came back with no..." April 24

  • Zach Britton improving, but set to see hand specialist for final clearance

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton won’t play catch until Monday at the earliest, despite a clean MRI that showed no problems in his left elbow and only inflammation in his forearm. Britton, who went on the disabled list last Sunday with a left forearm strain, is waiting to see a hand specialist who..." April 23

  • Orioles place closer Zach Britton on disabled list with left forearm strain

    CBS Sports "The Orioles on Sunday placed lockdown closer Zach Britton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left forearm. To take Britton's place on the active roster, the club recalled right-hander Stefan Crichton. That's obviously a concern, as forearm issues can be a precursor to more serious arm..." April 16

  • Showalter says Gagne's save record shouldn't count because he used PEDs

    Baltimore Sun "Zach Britton is 5-for-5 on save opportunities this season and continues his climb up the all-time consecutive saves list, but the Orioles closer hasn’t been as dominant as he was during his record-setting 2016 season. Britton converted save chances on back-to-back nights to start the series in..." April 16

  • Britton passes Familia for 3rd-longest consecutive save streak

    Fanrag Sports "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton had an uncharacteristically close call in Thursday’s game versus the Toronto Blue Jays, but he eventually nailed down the game to record his 53rd consecutive save. The 53rd save gives Britton the third-longest streak since the save became an official stat..." April 14

  • Orioles make light of decision to keep Zach Britton out of playoffs

    Sportsnaut "It was a rare scene when Baltimore manager Buck Showalter gave a slight grin. Monday, the Orioles opened the season up in a Mark Trumbo walk-off win against the Blue Jays. It’s been six months since the infamous “game that will not be mentioned” occurred. You remember the game in October when..." April 04

  • Zach Britton not questioning manager after wild-card loss

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton says he never felt Buck Showalter needed to talk to him about why he didn't pitch in the American League wild-card game, "or explain it to me or justify his reasons." In a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Showalter used Mychal Givens, Donnie Hart, Brad..." March 19

  • Oblique no longer an issue for Britton

    MLB.com "Zach Britton's oblique soreness is gone. A day after he threw a bullpen session on Monday, the Orioles' star closer complained of discomfort in his left side. Britton said on Sunday morning that with the pain gone, he was ready to get started. "Nothing beyond today, but I'm going to go out..." February 26

  • Britton rejected multi-year offer from Orioles

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles made star closer Zach Britton an offer for a two-year deal plus a team option at some point this winter, and while the sides agreed to an $11.4 million deal for 2017, there’s no evidence the multiyear offer jump-started any serious multiyear talks. Britton and the Orioles..." January 31

  • Manny Machado, Zach Britton on possible contract extension talks

    Masn "Two Orioles All-Stars said again today at FanFest that they’d like to sign long-term contracts with the team. But both third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton also said it has been quiet on that front so far this winter. Machado, who like Britton can be a free agent at the end of..." January 28

  • Orioles, Britton avoid arbitration with huge raise

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton was rewarded for his stellar season last year, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for next season worth $11.4 million and avoiding arbitration. Britton -- who finished fourth in AL Cy Young voting after a season in which he converted all 47 save opportunities and..." January 13

  • Jones: Buck should have used Britton in WC Game

    MLB.com "Perhaps because Adam Jones considers Buck Showalter one of his best friends in baseball, the Orioles' center fielder felt he could be candid about the manager's much-scrutinized decision not to deploy Zach Britton in the American League Wild Card Game against the Blue Jays this past..." December 03

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