Britton to the Bronx: Orioles trade former Tides pitcher Zach Britton to Yankees

Posted at 9:38 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 23:58:54-04

Closer Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Yankees closed the deal on Baltimore’s closer.

Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles trade relief pitcher Zach Britton to the New York Yankees in exchange for three minor league pitchers: Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll and Josh Rogers. Carroll and Rogers have been assigned to the Triple-A Norfolk Tides.

Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Britton, who pitched in 41 games for the Tides between 2010 and 2013, has appeared in 16 games for Baltimore this season. The left-hander started the year on the disabled list with a ruptured right Achilles tendon. In the final year of his current contract, he’s scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The two-time MLB All-Star (2015, 2016) finished fourth in voting for the American League Cy Young Award in 2016 – a season in which he tallied a career-high 47 saves.