Zach Britton agrees to 3-year deal with Yankees
Zach Britton will be returning to the New York Yankees.
Britton and the Yankees agreed to a 3-year deal on Saturday, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Passan says there is the option for a fourth year and that the deal will average around $13 million per season.
Zach Britton's deal with the Yankees will be in the range of $13 million a season, sources tell ESPN. The deal guarantees three years, includes a club option for a fourth season that can be exercised after Year 2 and, if not exercised, Britton can opt out after that second year.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 6, 2019
Britton, an All-Star in 2015 and 2016 with the Baltimore Orioles, was acquired by the Yankees in a deal at the trade deadline. The 31-year-old southpaw had a 2.88 ERA in 25 innings with the Yankees.
Britton has dealt with injuries the past two years. He had a forearm injury in 2017 and missed part of last season due to his recovery from a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.