The Philadelphia Phillies might not be done improving a roster that made it to the World Series this past season. After bringing in shortstop Trea Turner, starting pitcher Taijuan Walker and reliever Matt Strahm, the club is again looking to improve the bullpen, eyeing this ex-New York Yankees reliever. The Phillies “have long liked” free agent left-hander Zack Britton, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.
“The Phillies have long liked free agent Zack Britton, and there are Orioles connections in that front office.”
Heyman notes the Baltimore Orioles connections to Britton in the Phillies front office. The southpaw started his MLB career with the O’s pitching for the club from 2011 to 2018.
During his time in Baltimore, Britton emerged as a premier closer, as he recorded 47 saves during the 2016 season.