Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Zach Britton receives stem cell injection, likely done for the season

    Hardball Talk "Orioles closer Zach Britton is likely done for the remainder of the 2017 season after receiving a stem cell injection in his left knee, Peter Schmuck and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun report. Britton has been battling knee problems for most of the season. The Orioles are still technically in..." September 22

  • Zach Britton likely in final days with Orioles

    Fanrag Sports "If Zach Britton had his way, he would spend his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles selected the left-hander in the third round of the 2006 amateur draft following his senior year of high school in Weatherford, Texas. They brought him to the major leagues in 2011, then..." September 18

  • Orioles' Britton to undergo MRI on knee Thursday

    Baltimore Sun "As Zach Britton achieved one of the most efficient stretches of any closer in major league history, Orioles manager Buck Showalter constantly reminded those around him to take note because that level of dominance wouldn’t likely be seen again. And while the closer’s season hasn’t nearly been as..." August 24

  • Zach Britton's AL-record saves streak ends at 60

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton blew a save in Wednesday's game against the Oakland Athletics, ending his American League-record streak at 60 consecutive save chances converted. He entered in the ninth inning with a 7-5 lead and allowed two runs on three hits before being pulled. The..." August 24

  • Orioles Owner Vetoed Zach Britton Trade to Astros in Last Hour

    12 Up "As it got closer and closer to the trade deadline, it appeared Orioles closer Zach Britton would inevitably be on the move. According to reports, the Orioles were in serious negotiations with the Astros and a deal had been agreed to in principle. However, as the final hours came and the..." August 03

  • Cleveland Indians pushing hard for Zach Britton

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The MLB trade deadline is at 4 p.m. and the Indians are trying add pitching help before it arrives. They are pushing hard for Baltimore left-hander Zach Britton to strengthen the bullpen. They have been looking for a lefty to pair with Adam Miller since losing Boone Logan to a left lat injury..." July 31

  • Astros, Dodgers reportedly in pursuit of Zach Britton

    Larry Brown Sports "Zach Britton could be a game-changer if he gets traded prior to the deadline, and a few teams would love to add him to their bullpen. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal says the Los Angeles Dodgers are in pursuit of Britton. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi says the Houston Astros also are pursuing Britton. The..." July 29

  • The Orioles are reportedly having trouble drumming up trade interest in Zach Britton

    CBS Sports "One year ago at this time, Orioles closer Zach Britton was a legitimate Cy Young candidate in the middle of one of the best relief seasons in history. He went a perfect 47 for 47 in save chances and finished with a 0.54 ERA in 67 innings. Now, prior to Monday's trade deadline, the O's are..." July 26