Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Britton sets AL record with 55th consecutive save

    Bleacher Report "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton registered a save in Sunday's 9-7 win over the Houston Astros, and he made history in doing so. Britton has now converted 55 straight saves dating back to last year, setting a record in the American League. The Orioles celebrated the achievement. Britton..." July 23

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 22

  • ‘Scared’ teams running from Zach Britton blockbuster

    New York Post "If Zach Britton were pitching like last year, the Orioles could receive a package back at least as strong as what the Yankees got for Andrew Miller, perhaps more because, at minimum, the super power Astros and Dodgers would be pushing hard to land him. But he is not pitching like last..." July 21

  • Cubs could trade for Zach Britton?

    Larry Brown Sports "The defending champions may not be done wheeling and dealing after their trade for Jose Quintana earlier this month. Mark Feisand of MLB.com quotes an industry source who believes that the Chicago Cubs will trade for Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton, citing the minor leaguers that Cubs..." July 17

  • Orioles Willing To Trade Britton, Brach, O’Day, Smith

    MLB Trade Rumors "As long as Orioles ownership approves, executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette has told other teams that he is open to trading three of his top relievers (Zach Britton, Brad Brach and Darren O’Day) as well as outfielder Seth Smith, Ken Rosenthal reports via his Facebook page. Also..." July 16

  • Buck Showalter: Zach Britton ‘close to being capable of closing again’

    Sportsnaut "Baltimore Orioles reliever Zach Britton has appeared in four games since returning from injury. According to manager Buck Showalter, the time is nearing where Britton can return to his closing job. Each of Britton’s four outings back have been one inning long. In those four innings, he’s..." July 15

  • Dodgers interested in Orioles' Britton

    TSN "The best team in baseball are apparently looking to strengthen their bullpen considerably as the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in Baltimore Orioles star closer Zach Britton, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman. L.A. already has 29-year-old Kenley Jansen, with his 21 saves and 0.96..." July 13

  • Zach Britton's return gives Orioles most complete bullpen all season

    Baltimore Sun "Wednesday’s activation of closer Zach Britton makes the Orioles bullpen whole again for the first time since early May. The team benefits from the return of all their high-leverage relievers but the fruits of three months trying to shuffle out parts to find the right ancillary pieces. It will..." July 05

  • Britton expected to work back into closer's role after activation Wednesday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton will be activated off the disabled list after 60 days on the shelf with a forearm strain, and though no one said it outright, it looks as if his previous role will soon be his again. Britton and manager Buck Showalter had that discussion when the All-Star left-hander..." July 04

  • Orioles replicating spring training schedule for closer Zach Britton, whose progress continues

    Baltimore Sun "There’s a deliberate method to the Orioles' efforts to return closer Zach Britton from his forearm strain back to full health, with the schedule laid out for him over a three-week period closely mirroring how he’d typically get ready in spring training. “Zach was trying to push it forward and..." June 25

  • O's closer Zach Britton to begin rehab assignment Monday

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton will begin a rehab assignment on Monday. "Feeling good," said Britton, who's been on the disabled list since May 6 with a left forearm strain. "I think I'm over the injury right now. It's hard to say a hundred percent until you've thrown in a game, but I..." June 17

  • 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