|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||85.00||6.00||6.00||0.00||4.76||1.52||56.00||37.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 25.2||0||0|| 0.35||0||5||22|
|vs RHB|| 50.2||0||0|| 2.31||0||18||40|
|12/26/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL||Henry Owens, SP BOS|
|12/26/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET|
Zach Britton, RP BAL
Eric Hosmer, 1B KC
|Doug Fister, SP WAS|
Martin Prado, 2B MIA
|12/25/2014||Zach Britton, RP BAL|
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Jason Grilli, RP ATL|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|Last 10 Games|
Report: Orioles heading for arbitration with three players
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The Orioles appear to be heading for arbitration with Zach Britton, Miguel Gonzalez and Ryan Flaherty, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Britton submitted for $4.2 million while the team offer $2.2 million for the 27-year-old. He pitched 76 1/3 innings in 2014, with 37 saves and a 1.65 ERA.
Gonzalez filed for $3.95 million while Baltimore offered $2.5 million. Gonzalez made $529K in 2014, when he posted a 10-9 record with a 3.23 ERA and 111 strikeouts.
Flaherty filed for $1.5 million and the Orioles offered $900K. The 28-year-old made $522K in 2014, when he hit .221 with a .356 slugging percentage.
Report: Orioles won't consider moving Britton into rotation
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(12/31/14) The Orioles are not considering moving closer Zach Britton into the starting rotation, according to MASNSports.com, which is citing the team's six candidates for five spots and his brilliance out of the bullpen in 2014.
Britton, who was a starter until last season, posted a 3-2 record with 37 saves in 41 chances after assuming his role in mid-May. He was among three American League closers with 30 saves or more and a save percentage of 90 percent or better.
He was reaching nearly 100 miles an hour on his fastball, which has some calling for his return to the rotation next year.
Orioles' Zach Britton leaves team for birth of child
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/6/14) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton has left the team to attend the birth of his child, according to MLB.com. Britton is expected to be back with the team by the start of the ALCS against the Royals.
Zach Britton picks up Game 2 save vs. Tigers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton earned a save Friday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to close out his team's 7-6 win over the Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.
Britton was in line to pick up a save in Game 1, recording the final out in the top of the eighth inning to preserve a 4-3 lead, but the Orioles exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the eighth and the closer was removed rather than pitch after a long wait. He's retired all four batters he's faced over the first two games of the series, and he should be available if needed in Game 3 Sunday in Detroit.
|2014 summary: Starting hadn't worked out so well for Zach Britton, so the Orioles gave him a try in the bullpen coming out of spring training. A month and a half later, Britton got a shot at closing after Tommy Hunter struggled in the role. Britton was brilliant, collecting 37 saves in 41 tries and finishing with a 1.65 ERA and 0.90 WHIP. Despite a 14.0 percent swinging strike rate, Britton didn't dazzle as a strikeout pitcher, but contact resulted in a ground ball an astounding 76 percent of the time. From the time Britton recorded his first save on forward, only Aroldis Chapman and Greg Holland earned more Fantasy points among relief-eligible pitchers.
Playing time status: Look for Britton to serve as the Orioles' closer out of spring training, and there is no reason to think he'll give the job up at any point this season.
2015 outlook: Britton established himself as an elite closer last season, and while Holland and Craig Kimbrel should be taken before him, he should be one of the first six or seven closers taken off the board.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/3/15||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/4/15||DET||1:05 pm|| |
|3/5/15||@ TB||1:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ TOR||1:07 pm|| |
|3/7/15||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
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