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SportBritton, Yanks finalize deal guaranteeing $39M for 3 years

19:55  11 january  2019
19:55  11 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Britton had a 2.88 ERA and three saves in 25 games for New York after a July trade from Baltimore. More MLB: The Mets acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from Milwaukee for relievers Bobby Wahl and Adam College football: West Virginia hired coach Neal Brown to a six- year , .05 million deal .

Sources: Britton , Yanks agree on 3 years , $ 39 M . Britton , 31, a left-hander who turned into one of the most dominant closers in baseball with the Baltimore Orioles, went to the Yankees in a deal for three prospects at the non-waiver trade deadline this past July.

Britton, Yanks finalize deal guaranteeing $39M for 3 years© The Associated Press FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zach Britton delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the fourth inning of Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series in New York. A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press that reliever Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 because the agreement was subject to a successful physical. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

NEW YORK — Zach Britton and the New York Yankees have finalized a contract that guarantees the reliever $39 million over three seasons and could be worth $53 million for four years.

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Sources: Britton , Yanks agree on 3 years , $ 39 M . 2dJeff Passan. Britton , 31, a left-hander who turned into one of the most dominant closers in baseball with the Baltimore Orioles, went to the Yankees in a deal for three prospects at the non-waiver trade deadline this past July.

AP source: Britton , Yankees agree to $ 39 M , 3 - year contract. The Chicago White Sox agreed to a one-year, million deal with free-agent outfielder Jon Jay on Monday. On a rebuilding White Sox club, Jay may be able to find a starting gig in the outfield, but he still doesn't have much of a fantasy ceiling.

Britton gets $13 million in each of the next two seasons under the deal announced Friday.

New York has a $13 million option for 2021 and a $14 million option for 2022 and must decide within three days of the 2020 World series whether to exercise both. If the team option is declined, Britton has until the fifth day after the 2020 World Series to exercise a $13 million player option for 2021.

A 31-year-old left-hander, Britton was acquired by the Yankees from Baltimore on July 24 and had a 2.88 ERA and three saves in 25 appearances for New York,

He serves as setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman along with Dellin Betances, Chasen Shreve, Chad Green and Jonathan Holder. New York's bullpen was weakened by the departure of right-hander David Robertson, who agreed to a $23 million, two-year contract with Philadelphia.

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Video: Britton , Yanks reportedly agree to a new deal . Britton projects to slide behind closer Aroldis Chapman , joining a stacked setup mix that also will Feinsand reports that it is for three guaranteed years at million per year , with a club option to trigger a fourth year after the second season.

Video Yanks , Britton agree to deal 00:49 Jan. 5th, 2019. Yankees reporter Bryan Hoch discusses the Yankees' reported new deal with Zach Britton Britton 's new pact with the Bombers is a three - year deal that will average million each season, with an opt-out clause after 2020 if the team does not

Britton began the season on the disabled list after tearing his right Achilles tendon in December. He made his season debut on June 12 and was 1-0 with a 3.45 ERA and four saves in 16 games with the Orioles.

His average fastball velocity with the Yankees was in the 95-96 mph range.

Britton was drafted by the Orioles in 2006 and worked his way up the team's minor league system before landing in the big leagues in 2011. He is a two-time All-Star and led the AL with 47 saves in 2016,

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