Thu, 23 Feb 2017 06:40:29 -0800
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (oblique) said he felt soreness in his left oblique Thursday, Feb. 23, and he won't throw until all discomfort is gone.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:37:57 -0800
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (oblique) said he is not worried about his oblique injury and believes he would be able to pitch if it were the regular season.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:39:49 -0800
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (oblique) is dealing with symptoms of a potential oblique injury. He will not pitch in an intrasquad game Wednesday, Feb. 22, as the Orioles want to be cautious with the possible injury.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:09:21 -0800
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 13, by agreeing to a one-year, $11.4 million deal.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:15:22 -0800
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton was offered a contract Friday, Dec. 2. Britton is eligible for arbitration this offseason.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:35:21 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (illness) recorded his 28th save of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 15. He allowed one hit and one walk in one scoreless inning of work while striking out two. According to manager Buck Showalter, Britton suffered food poisoning during his trip to the All-Star Game but felt well enough to pitch Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Britton is one of the top closers in the game and fantasy owners should have no reservations about using him going forward despite his bout with food poisoning.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:41:47 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton earned his 25th save in 25 opportunities against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, July 6, despite allowing two hits and a walk.
Fantasy Tip: Britton lowered his ERA to 1.01 and hasn't allowed an earned run since April 30, in a stretch spanning 25 1/3 innings. He should be viewed as a high-end closer in all fantasy formats.
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:52:51 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, July 5, to register his 24th save of the season.
Fantasy Tip: It was another efficient night for Britton, who logged two more strikeouts. He hasn't allowed an earned run since April 30 -- a stretch of 24 2/3 innings -- and is arguably the top closer in the American League right now.
Thu, 05 May 2016 19:11:34 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) struck out three batters in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 5, with no hits allowed and just one walk. He improved to 2-1 on the season with the win.
Fantasy Tip: It was Britton's first appearance since he injured his left ankle in a game versus the Chicago White Sox Saturday, April 30. He should be viewed as one of the top closers in baseball going forward.
Thu, 05 May 2016 13:53:28 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is "very close" to being available to pitch, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday, May 5.
Fantasy Tip: Britton could pitch as early as Thursday, and you can expect him back on the bump by the weekend. Unless you're overflowing with quality relievers, you'll want to keep Britton in your starting lineups. Dating back to 2014, Britton has 79 saves with a 1.84 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and a 9.1 K/9. He is pushing for membership among the elite fantasy closers.