Zach Britton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zach Britton not questioning manager after wild-card loss

    ESPN "Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton says he never felt Buck Showalter needed to talk to him about why he didn't pitch in the American League wild-card game, "or explain it to me or justify his reasons." In a 5-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, Showalter used Mychal Givens, Donnie Hart, Brad..." March 19

  • Oblique no longer an issue for Britton "Zach Britton's oblique soreness is gone. A day after he threw a bullpen session on Monday, the Orioles' star closer complained of discomfort in his left side. Britton said on Sunday morning that with the pain gone, he was ready to get started. "Nothing beyond today, but I'm going to go out..." February 26

  • Britton rejected multi-year offer from Orioles

    Fanrag Sports "The Baltimore Orioles made star closer Zach Britton an offer for a two-year deal plus a team option at some point this winter, and while the sides agreed to an $11.4 million deal for 2017, there’s no evidence the multiyear offer jump-started any serious multiyear talks. Britton and the Orioles..." January 31

  • Manny Machado, Zach Britton on possible contract extension talks

    Masn "Two Orioles All-Stars said again today at FanFest that they’d like to sign long-term contracts with the team. But both third baseman Manny Machado and closer Zach Britton also said it has been quiet on that front so far this winter. Machado, who like Britton can be a free agent at the end of..." January 28

  • Orioles, Britton avoid arbitration with huge raise

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles closer Zach Britton was rewarded for his stellar season last year, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for next season worth $11.4 million and avoiding arbitration. Britton -- who finished fourth in AL Cy Young voting after a season in which he converted all 47 save opportunities and..." January 13

  • Jones: Buck should have used Britton in WC Game "Perhaps because Adam Jones considers Buck Showalter one of his best friends in baseball, the Orioles' center fielder felt he could be candid about the manager's much-scrutinized decision not to deploy Zach Britton in the American League Wild Card Game against the Blue Jays this past..." December 03

  • Showalter regrets not using Britton in wild-card game

    Barstool Sports Chicago "Not a big Buck Showalter guy. I think he’s a great manager — one of the best in the game, actually — but he turned me off once he started bitching and moaning about other teams having large payrolls, even though Baltimore had the eighth highest payroll in baseball this year. Back in 2011,..." November 16

  • Buck Showalter 'shocked' Zach Britton wasn't a Cy Young finalist

    Sporting News "Orioles reliever Zach Britton had one of the best seasons by a reliever in MLB history. That he wasn't an MVP candidate, or even a Cy Young Award finalist, has left his manager, Buck Showalter, in disbelief. "First of all, he should be in the top three in the [AL] MVP voting," Showalter said..." November 08

  • Britton, Jansen earn Reliever of Year honors "Zach Britton of the Orioles and Kenley Jansen of the Dodgers were named winners of the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and the Trevor Hoffman National League Reliever of the Year Award, respectively, in a ceremony by Major League Baseball and presenting sponsor The..." October 30

  • MLB auctioning off ‘game-used’ Zach Britton playoff jersey

    Sportsnet "Buck Showalter’s decision not to use all-star closer Zach Britton in the Baltimore Orioles‘ wild-card game loss to the Toronto Blue Jays will go down in history as a massive managerial blunder. Now there’s a chance for someone to get their hands on that piece of history. Major League..." October 14

  • Orioles closer Zach Britton has no idea why Buck Showalter didn't use him

    Fox Sports "The American League Wild Card game Tuesday night was about as good as a playoff baseball game can get, with Edwin Encarnacion hitting a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 11th to give Toronto a 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and sending the Blue Jays to the AL Division Series. All..." October 05

  • Zach Britton: Watching last inning unfold was ‘frustrating’

    Larry Brown Sports "While all the Blue Jays fans at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night went home happy, there was one person in the building probably more frustrated than anyone else: Zach Britton. Britton, a lefty closer for the Orioles, was not used at all by manager Buck Showalter during the AL wild card game..." October 05

  • Why didn't the Orioles use Zach Britton in wild-card loss to Blue Jays?

    USA Today "Zach Britton, his shoulders slumped, standing in the center of the Baltimore Orioles clubhouse Tuesday night, tried to come up with the right words, but like everyone else, had no answers. The Orioles, after their 5-2, 11th inning wild-card loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, were careful not to..." October 05