Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Britton frustrated by Orioles' situation: I'm basically showcasing myself

    The Score "Zach Britton returned from an Achilles injury, but the elite closer likely won't get many high-leverage opportunities with the Baltimore Orioles as the club sits 28 games back of first place, perilously out of contention even with three-and-a-half months remaining in the..." June 16

  • Orioles reliever Zach Britton back after Achilles injury

    ESPN "The Baltimore Orioles activated reliever Zach Britton, who has been out all season rehabbing the Achilles tendon he ruptured in December. "I'm anxious to get back into a big league game," Britton said. "I accomplished everything I needed to on the rehab..." June 11

  • Zach Britton likely to be activated on Wednesday

    Hardball Talk "The Orioles lost a game they led by three in the ninth inning yesterday. With a tip of the hat to Brad Brach, who has otherwise been pretty darn good in the closer’s role, they’d much rather have Zach Britton handling that situation. This time next week, they should..." June 08

  • Orioles aiming to get Zach Britton back next week

    Masn "Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to move forward in his recovering from right Achilles surgery, the steps widening in length as he completes a rehab assignment. Britton spun another scoreless inning this afternoon for Triple-A Norfolk, allowing one hit and striking..." June 07

  • Orioles' Britton could return as early as June 15 "Orioles closer Zach Britton will pitch for Triple-A Norfolk several times next week, beginning on Tuesday as he continues to progress in a rehab assignment that could see him activated off the disabled list as early as Baltimore's next homestand. Britton will travel to Columbus..." June 03

  • Britton 'definitely' ready to move forward in rehab "All-Star closer Zach Britton took a big step toward his return on Saturday, throwing a two-inning simulated game prior to the O's contest against the Rays. Britton is slated to begin a rehab assignment next week, likely for Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, as the lefty has passed all his..." May 26

  • Zach Britton (Achilles) will start rehab assignment by end of May

    Number Fire "The Baltimore Orioles say the plan is for pitcher Zach Britton (Achilles) to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on May 30. WHAT IT MEANS: Britton has been throwing off a mound for about a month now, so it's good news that he has a rehab date set. Coming off..." May 22

  • Zach Britton takes another step toward return

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton threw his first live batting practice session at Camden Yards before Tuesday night’s game, taking another significant step toward his return from a ruptured Achilles tendon that’s kept him sidelined all season. In front of a crowd..." May 16

  • Zach Britton looking forward to talking pitching instead of surgery

    Masn "Orioles closer Zach Britton has thrown three full-mound bullpen sessions at Camden Yards and he’s going to have a bigger audience this week while he’s in Anaheim. Dr. Kenneth Jung, who performed the surgery in December to repair Britton’s ruptured Achilles, will watch him throw on Wednesday..." April 30

  • 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