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Britton agrees to three-year deal to stay with Yankees


Reuters
Updated: 06-01-2019 08:28 IST

Left-handed relief pitcher Zach Britton, obtained by the New York Yankees at the trade deadline with the Baltimore Orioles in July, apparently feels at home in the Big Apple.

On Saturday, multiple sources reported that Britton has agreed to a three-year, $39 million guaranteed deal with the Yankees. He will average $13 million a season, a league source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The source confirmed the Yankees can exercise a fourth guaranteed year after 2020, but if they don't, Britton can opt out at that time.

Britton, 30, compiled a 3.45 ERA over 16 appearances (15 2/3 innings) for the Orioles before he was dealt last season to the Yankees, recording three saves with a 2.88 ERA in 25 appearances. In 2017, he had a 2.89 ERA over 38 appearances before suffering an Achilles injury.

In 2016, he finished fourth in the American League Cy Young voting after compiling a 0.54 ERA with 47 saves while giving up just 38 hits in 67 innings for the Orioles.

In a major league career that began in 2011 with Baltimore, Britton has a 31-22 record and 3.21 ERA over 331 appearances (46 starts), with 142 saves and 446 strikeouts in 541 2/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

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