O's agree to trade closer Britton to rival Yankees

Posted at 9:59 PM, Jul 24, 2018

The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a trade that would send their closer to a long time division rival.

On Tuesday night, the team announced they traded Zach Britton to the New York Yankees in exchange for three minor league pitchers.

Baltimore will receive right-handers Dillon Tate and Cody Carroll along with Triple-A southpaw Josh Rogers. Tate and Carroll are listed as New York's 9th and 15th best prospects.

As for Britton, he got a late start to the season, after recovering from an Achilles injury. Thus far Britton has pitched to a 3.45 ERA over 16 appearances.

The deal is still pending physicals. The trade is Baltimore's second blockbuster within a week. Last Wednesday, the team sent all-star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers for five prospects.

Britton, a two time American League All-Star was drafted by the O's in 2006 as a third-round pick and would leave after amassing 139 career saves.