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53 Zach Britton RP
Height/Weight: 6-3/195 | Birthdate: 12/22/1987 | Birthplace: Panorama, CA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Baltimore | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Owned/Started%: 87/78 | Average Draft Position: 251.17
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O's tender contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) As expected, the Orioles announced Tuesday they have tendered contracts to all 11 arbitration-eligible players. Those players include: Catcher Matt Wieters, infielders Chris Davis, Ryan Flaherty and Steve Pearce, outfielder Alejandro De Aza, right-handers Miguel Gonzalez, Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris and Chris Tillman and left-handers Zach Britton and Brian Matusz.

Orioles' Zach Britton leaves team for birth of child


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) 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
(10/3/2014) 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.


Zach Britton strikes out two in 36th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 36th save Tuesday, giving up one hit and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 5-4 win over the Yankees.

Britton had managed just two strikeouts over his last eight appearances combined before posting a pair of Ks Tuesday. More importantly, he hasn't surrendered a run in 14 2/3 innings over his last 15 appearances. Britton owns a 1.70 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 61:22 K:BB ratio in 74 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton closes out Blue Jays


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked his way around a hit and a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 5-2 victory over Toronto. He has converted 35 of 39 save chances, with a 1.74 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 72 1/3 innings of work.

Zach Britton earns 34th save Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 34th save Tuesday, giving up a hit and a walk but pitching a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 4-1 win over the Red Sox.

Britton needed 23 pitches to get through the outing, but he was able to rebound with a successful conversion after suffering a blown save on an unearned run in his previous outing. Britton owns a 1.79 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 57:20 K:BB ratio in 70 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton blows save on unearned run Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton took a blown save Sunday, allowing an unearned run on one hit and one walk in his team's 7-5, 11-inning win over the Rays.

Britton watched the first runner of the ninth inning reach base on a throwing error by the shortstop, and that runner would eventually come around to score the game-tying run. He hasn't given up an earned run since Aug. 13. Britton owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 57:19 K:BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings.


Zach Britton closes out Reds


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton allowed one hit and needed 14 pitches to toss a scoreless frame for the save Thursday night against Cincinnati. He has converted 33 of 36 save chances, with a 1.84 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP over 68 1/3 innings of work.

Zach Britton saves No. 32 Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton picked up his 32nd save Tuesday against the Reds.

Britton entered with a one-run lead, and managed to make things interesting. After picking up a ground out to start the inning, Britton put men on first and third after giving up a double and a single. With the tying run 90 feet away, Britton managed to pick up a game-ending double-play. The play was reviewed, and the call was upheld, ending the game. 


Zach Britton retires final two batters for the save Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton needed four pitches to retire the final two batters of the game to secure a 12-8 win and the save Sunday at home against the Twins. Britton has converted 31 of 34 save chances, with a 1.90 ERA and a 0.84 WHIP over 66 1/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton strikes out two in perfect frame for the save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton struck out two and needed 13 pitches to secure a 1-2-3 inning for the save Saturday night against the Twins. He has converted 30 of 33 save chances, with a 1.92 ERA and a 0.85 WHIP over 65 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton picks up another save


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 29th save Thursday against the Rays.

Britton entered with a one-run lead, and didn't disappoint. He tossed a perfect inning, forcing three groundouts. Britton threw eight pitches, five of which were strikes. 


Zach Britton saves No. 28


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton notched his 28th save Tuesday against the Rays.

Britton entered the game with a two-run lead and didn't disappoint. He tossed a perfect inning, inducing two groundballs and one strikeout. Britton threw 10 pitches, including seven strikes. He lowered his ERA to 1.98.


Zach Britton saves his 27th game Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton picked up his 27th save Wednesday against the White Sox.

Britton was called upon to close out a one-run game and didn't disappoint. He was able to induce two groundouts immediately. The White Sox brought in pinch-hitter Tyler Flowers with two outs in the inning, but Britton managed to strike him out for the victory. Britton threw 11 pitches during the outing, seven of which were strikes. 


Zach Britton finishes off 4-1 win for 26th save


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning to record his 26th save during a 4-1 win Sunday against the Indians.

Britton opened the bottom of the ninth by getting Michael Brantley to ground out. He walked Carlos Santana on four pitches, but finished off the win by getting Jason Kipnis to ground into a double play.

Britton has recorded five saves in August, but Sunday was his first scoreless appearance in his last three outings.


Zach Britton saves number 25


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton saved his 25th game Wednesday.

Britton entered with a three-run lead, but managed to run into some trouble. After giving up a walk and double, Britton allowed a run to score on a groundout. With the tying run at the plate, he was able to induce a game-ending groundout. Britton lowered his ERA to 2.11 following the outing.


Zach Britton slams door shut on Toronto


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton needed 14 pitches to toss a perfect ninth inning for the save Thursday night against Toronto. He has converted 24 of 27 save chances, with a 1.56 ERA and a 0.87 WHIP over 57 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton earns 23rd save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 23rd save Sunday, giving up no hits and one walk while striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 1-0 win over the Mariners.

Britton hadn't walked a batter in nine post-break appearances before issuing a free pass Sunday, but the runner didn't come back to haunt him. He's successfully converted eight straight save opportunities after blowing his first chance after the break. Britton owns a 1.59 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB ratio in 56 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton makes quick work of Mariners


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton made quick work of the Mariners Friday night for the save. He needed only eight pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-1 victory. The right-hander has converted 22 of 25 save attempts, with a 1.62 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over 55 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton delivers 21st save Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 21st save Wednesday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Angels.

Britton has seen a lot of action since the All-Star break, making eight appearances in the last 13 days. While he was rocked in his first post-break outing (three runs, no outs), he's been excellent since, giving up just two hits and no walks in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Britton owns a 1.65 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 48:14 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton strikes out the side Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Orioles reliever Zach Britton struck out the side for his 20th save Sunday.

Britton entered the game with a one-run lead in the bottom of the 10th inning. He struck out Kyle Seager on four pitches, Corey Hart on five pitches and Logan Morrison on three. Britton lowered his ERA to 1.71 with the outing. 


Zach Britton slams door shut on M's in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Orioles relief pitcher Zach Britton struck out one and needed only 11 pitches to retire the side in order to close out a 2-1 win over the Mariners in 10 innings. Britton has converted 19 saves in 22 tries, with a 1.74 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 51 2/3 innings of relief.

Zach Britton strikes out two in 18th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Orioles pitcher Zach Britton recorded two strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday, picking up his 18th save in his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton threw nine of his 12 pitches for strikes and got ahead 0-1 against all three of the batters he faced. He was rocked in the second-half opener but has settled down since, tossing 2 1/3 perfect innings with four strikeouts. Britton owns a 1.78 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 42:14 K:BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton delivers 17th save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton picked up his 17th save Monday, tossing a 1-2-3 inning to finish off his team's 4-2 win over the Angels.

Britton may have worked a clean frame, but he didn't escape unscathed, as he was hit by a comebacker by the first batter he faced and was seen shaking his arm after recording the out. He remained in to retire the final two batters and finish off the Angels with just seven pitches. Britton owns a 1.81 ERA and 40:14 K:BB ratio in 49 2/3 innings.


Zach Britton earns one-out save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton stamped out a potential ninth-inning rally by striking out the final batter in his team's 8-4 win over the A's Saturday.

Britton was brought on with runners on the corners and two outs, and he ran the count full before picking up the strikeout for his 16th save. He owns a 1.85 ERA, 0.97 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings.