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Zach Britton | Relief Pitcher | #53

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / BAL
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Zach Britton nailed down his 22nd save of the season on Friday, striking out one batter and allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.
Britton was fantastic as the Orioles' closer the last two years, but has been even better this year. He has a 1.17 ERA with 37 strikeouts and only eight walks in 31 2/3 innings. He has not blown a single save yet this season. Jun 24 - 10:31 PM

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Zach Britton notched his 21st save of the season Saturday as the Orioles topped the Blue Jays.

Britton gave up two walks and a single, but Josh Donaldson hit into a bases-loaded double play to end the game. Britton leads all American League closers in saves and he's sporting a 0.93 ERA in 29 innings.
Jun 18 - 6:45 PM

Zach Britton struck out four over 1 2/3 scoreless frames to earn his 20th save of the season on Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

Britton was called upon with one out in the eighth to face David Ortiz with the tying run at first base. He struck out Big Papi on three pitches before Hanley Ramirez plated a run with a single. Britton then struck out the side in the ninth. It's the second time this season the lefty has gone 1 2/3 frames to pick up a save.
Jun 14 - 10:14 PM

Zach Britton nailed down his 18th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Royals.

Entering to protect a three-run lead, Britton needed just eight pitches to induce three groundouts. The All-Star closer has converted all 18 of his save chances and boasts a 1.07 ERA and 0.63 WHIP as he continues to perform like one of the top ninth-inning men in the game.
Jun 6 - 11:03 PM

Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Friday, earning his 16th save of the season in the process.

Britton allowed a one-out single to Chase Headley, putting the potential tying run on base, but he was quickly erased on a double play to end the night. The left-hander continues to post exceptional numbers in the ninth inning, compiling a 1.16 ERA and 0.69 WHIP while making good on each of his first 16 save opportunities.
Jun 3 - 11:13 PM

Zach Britton worked a perfect ninth inning against the Indians on Friday, protecting a two-run advantage to earn his 13th save of the season.

Britton continues to be one of the most dominant late-inning arms in all of baseball. He has successfully converted each of his first 13 save chances while posting a minuscule 1.35 ERA and jaw-dropping 0.55 WHIP to go along with a 24/4 K/BB ratio.
May 27 - 11:25 PM

Zach Britton coolly navigated his way through a five-out save in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.

Britton actually allowed a lead-off double to Ketel Marte in the ninth and later saw him advance to third base on a wild pitch, yet the lefty responded with a strikeout and two weak groundouts back to the mound. It resulted in his 11th save. The 28-year-old continues to be one of the best fantasy closers in all of baseball, lowering his ERA to a sterling 1.59 in 17 innings this year.
May 18 - 10:41 PM

Zach Britton tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Tigers on Friday for his 10th save of the season.

Britton needed just eight pitches to get through the frame. The 28-year-old recently gave the O’s a bit of a scare with an ankle injury, but he has made five straight scoreless appearances since returning to action. He now owns a 1.76 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio across 15 1/3 innings.
May 13 - 10:01 PM

Zach Britton closed out Thursday's win over the Tigers to earn his ninth save.

Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one and inducing two groundouts. With the outing, his ERA dipped to 1.88 with a 0.63 WHIP. The southpaw is well on his way to a third consecutive 30-plus save campaign.
May 13 - 12:48 AM

Zach Britton pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday to earn his eighth save.

Britton needed nine pitches to dispatch of the Twins, inducing two groundouts and a flyout. Through 14 appearances, the southpaw now has a 2.03 ERA, 0.68 WHIP and 17/3 K/BB ratio.
May 10 - 11:30 PM

Zach Britton tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Yankees.

Britton entered with two outs in the ninth in a scoreless game and pitched the top of the 10th inning before the O's won in the bottom of the frame. Britton struck out three while issuing a walk. His ankle is clearly no longer an issue, and he should be fine moving forward.
May 5 - 10:44 PM

Zach Britton (ankle) participated in pitchers' fielding practice on Thursday.

It's the first time he's fielded since spraining his ankle on Saturday night. Britton also threw off the mound on Thursday. The Orioles are still calling Britton day-to-day, though manager Buck Showalter said he's "very close" to making his return.
May 5 - 4:42 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter would not rule out Zach Britton (ankle) for a possible appearance in Wednesday's contest with the Yankees.

Showalter indicated that he wants more information on Britton's current health before he makes an informed decision as to the closer's availability. The 28-year-old left-hander sprained his left ankle over the weekend while attempting to field a bunt. Until Britton returns to action (which should be soon), Darren O'Day should continue to see save opportunities.
May 4 - 4:49 PM

Zach Britton (ankle) threw a 10-pitch bullpen session Wednesday without issue.

Britton has been on the shelf since spraining his left ankle last Saturday, but his return now appears imminent. Darren O'Day has been serving as the O's fill-in closer and earned his second save of 2016 on Tuesday.
May 4 - 3:31 PM

Zach Britton (ankle) will play catch Tuesday and could return this week.

Britton sprained his left ankle Saturday while trying to field an Adam Eaton bunt, but X-rays and an MRI both revealed no structural damage. He should be back soon, but Darren O'Day could vulture a save chance or two this week, so he's worth stashing for now in fantasy leagues.
May 3 - 3:32 PM

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3Francisco Peña
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Joey Rickard
2Nolan Reimold
3Hyun Soo Kim
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Mark Trumbo
DH1Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Yovani Gallardo
3Kevin Gausman
4Tyler Wilson
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Dylan Bundy
6Vance Worley
7Brian Duensing
8Ashur Tolliver
9Odrisamer Despaigne
10T.J. McFarland
11Oliver Drake