MLB trade news: Yankees acquire Orioles closer Zach Britton

The Yankees have acquired Zach Britton from the Orioles

Baltimore will receive pitching prospects Dillon Tate, Josh Rogers and Cody Carroll from the Yankees in exchange for the 30-year-old reliever, the teams announced Tuesday. 

New York will pay Britton’s remaining $4.5 million salary this season, USA Today reports. 

The Orioles paid tribute to their longtime closer with a highlight video they tweeted out late Tuesday night.

The Astros and Red Sox had both previously been in contention to land Britton, according to an earlier report from MASN. The Brewers, Diamondbacks and Cubs, among other teams, also reportedly inquired about Britton.

Britton has recorded four saves and holds a 3.45 ERA in 15 2/3 innings on the mound this season.

Britton missed the start of 2018 after he underwent surgery in December to repair a ruptured Achilles. He returned to the Orioles roster in mid-June.

Britton, a two-time All-Star, had spent all eight of his MLB seasons with Baltimore.

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