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.
Trade: The Yankees have acquired LHP Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for RHP Dillon Tate, RHP Cody Carroll and LHP Josh Rogers.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) July 25, 2018
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.
According to a source, the Yankees will pick up the remainder of Britton's salary, which is about $5M for the rest of 2018.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) July 25, 2018
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.
#Yankees have emerged as clear front-runner for #Orioles' Britton, sources tell The Athletic. NYY scratched RHP Dillon Tate from his start tonight at Double A. As always, no deal is complete until all medicals are approved by both clubs.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 25, 2018
Yankees are moving closer to a deal for Zach britton. intense negotiations is the word.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 25, 2018
Britton deal to yankees for multiple prospects is close to done. finalizing. Drury not in latest deal on table.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 25, 2018