Zach Britton ruptures his Achilles, expected to have surgery tomorrow

Posted at 1:03 PM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 13:03:17-05

Orioles closer Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles during a workout Tuesday and is expected to have surgery tomorrow, according to

The Orioles tweeted about his injury and wished him a speedy recovery.

In 2016, Britton led the league with 47 saves. He was an All-Star and finished fourth in Cy Young voting that year.

Britton has been the subject of trade rumors because he will be a free agent next year.

The injury is expected to sideline him for 4 to 6 months.