Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Orioles' Britton throws off mound for 1st time since surgery

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton took a significant step Friday in his recovery from an Achilles injury, throwing 20 pitches off a half-mound in the indoor batting cage at Camden Yards. Britton, who ruptured his right Achilles tendon while working out at home in California in December, was..." April 21

  • Britton calls Orioles' lack of offseason moves 'a little frustrating'

    Masn "With the free agent market still overflowing due to a winter-long freeze, a neat trick if you know anything about liquids and temperatures, the Major League Baseball Players Association is arranging a “31st camp” for unemployed players at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. The list of participants..." February 11

  • Orioles, Zach Britton agree to one-year, $12 million deal

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with closer Zach Britton on a one-year, $12 million deal to avoid arbitration, according to multiple reports. Britton is likely to miss the start of the 2018 season after rupturing his Achilles tendon in December. He told ESPN at the time that he hopes..." January 12

  • Showalter: Britton expected to miss entire 1st half of 2018

    Baltimore Sun "While the Orioles' January pitching minicamp is organized more with an eye toward the future, some of the standing members of the major league pitching staff in attendance arrived in Sarasota for Monday's workout to begin a year without one of their own. Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his..." January 08

  • Zach Britton as a starter, Orioles? That's a bad idea for several reasons

    CBS Sports "To date, this has been a very quiet offseason for the Baltimore Orioles. The club made three Rule 5 Draft selections and handed out some minor-league contracts, and that's about it. They've been connected to a few free agent pitchers but have yet to land one. In fact, the biggest news..." December 31

  • Could Zach Britton get an extension and become a starter again?

    Masn "Whatever happens to Zach Britton moving forward from his Achilles surgery, gentle steps on the road to recovery, he’s expected to remain in the organization that drafted him and eventually found the ideal role. Talk of releasing him should be muted, from what I’ve been told. It’s complicated,..." December 24

  • Zach Britton could miss 6 months with ruptured Achilles

    Fanrag Sports "Baltimore Orioles left-handed relief pitcher Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles while working out in California, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reports the tear is “small” and there’s some hope he could return in four months instead of the usual..." December 20

  • Orioles face a tough reality with Zach Britton

    ESPN "In the eyes of some rival evaluators, the Orioles have been overachievers the past six years. With a win-loss record of 66 games over .500 in that span, Baltimore has reached the playoffs three times, despite inhabiting the same division as the Yankees and Red Sox, which is why those evaluators..." November 19

  • Why Zach Britton no longer makes sense for Cubs team going in different direction with bullpen

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs executives who checked out of the Waldorf Astoria Orlando on Wednesday had to ask the Baltimore Orioles again about Zach Britton. But any standard due diligence during the general manager meetings doesn’t mean Britton will follow Aroldis Chapman and Wade Davis as the next All-Star rental..." November 16

  • Dodgers and Cubs interested in Orioles closer Britton

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers are two of the teams that have spoken to the Baltimore Orioles about star closer Zach Britton, sources tell FanRag Sports. It is believed that a couple other teams also have checked in on Britton, one of the game’s best closers. The Orioles are said to..." November 14