MLB Trade Rumors "The Orioles have agreed to a $6.75MM salary to avoid arbitration with closer Zach Britton, Jon Heyman reports on Twitter. He was projected by MLBTR to earn $6.9MM, and his ultimate settlement point lands at the precise midpoint between his $7.9MM and the club’s $5.6MM filing numbers. " February 06
More on the closers-get-paid-in-arbitration beat: Zach Britton files at $7.9 million and Orioles counter at $5.6 million.
CSN Mid-Atlantic "Lately I’ve been busy spending other people’s money. With six key free agents and others looming in the coming years, it’s easy to do that. I’ve suggested the Orioles preemptively extend Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop. Doing that would be a great sign for the restive fan base. Machado is..." October 23
Britton says he feels good today. Hasn't done any pregame work today yet, but expects to be available in today's game. #Orioles
Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton was not summoned to close Tuesday night’s 4-1 victory over the Washington Nationals, which raised more questions about his physical condition and the outlook for the rest of his season. This time, however, he answered them. Britton said that he has been dealing..." September 23
Hardball Talk "From MASN’s Roch Kubatko comes word that the Orioles have avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton by agreeing to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says it’s worth $3.2 million and carries $300,000 in bonuses for games finished. Britton racked up 37 saves last season for the..." February 06
Zach Britton is starting tomorrow. Must mean Chen on Wednesday. #Orioles
Os expected to promote Britton for tmrw. No Hammel.
Baltimore Sun "This spring's competition for the fifth spot in the Orioles' starting rotation came a little bit closer to a conclusion Saturday when the team optioned left-hander Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk. The team also optioned infielders Jonathan Schoop and Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A and reassigned..." March 24
Baltimore Sun "Zach Britton, who is in the mix for the club’s fifth starter spot, really struggled on Wednesday, lasting just 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays. The lefty gave up five runs on seven hits and two walks while retiring only four batters. He loaded the bases – on two walks and a single –..." March 20
Baltimore Sun "The Boston Red Sox, because they have another game at night in Fort Myers, brought no regulars here for Friday’s contest against the Orioles. The Orioles sent starter Miguel Gonzalez to pitch against minor leaguers so he wouldn’t face an American League East team. It's typical stuff for..." March 16