Yankees Acquire Zach Britton From Orioles for Three Pitching Prospects

UPDATE (8:46pm PT on Tuesday): The Yankees announced that they have acquired Zach Britton for pitching prospects Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers and Cody Carroll.


UPDATE (6:30pm PT on Tuesday): The Yankees will send three minor league pitchers, Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers and Cody Carroll, to the Orioles for Zach Britton, according to the New York Post.

Britton is owed roughly $4.5 million for the rest of the season and the Yankees will pay the full amount, according to USA Today and MLB.com.


The rich are about to get richer. The Evil Empire is getting a little more evil.

The Yankees are getting close to acquiring Zach Britton, one of the best closers in the game, from the Orioles, according to multiple reports.

Baltimore will reportedly acquire multiple prospects from the Yankees.

Britton missed the beginning of the season while recovering from a torn Achilles. Since returning, he's posted a 3.45 ERA in 15.2 innings over 16 appearances. He's converted four saves.

Britton would join a Yankees bullpen that has an MLB-best 2.75 ERA this season.

At 63-35, the Yankees currently hold the first AL Wild Card spot. The surging A's (58-43 entering Tuesday) are 2.5 game behind the Mariners for the second Wild Card spot.

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