Britton traded to Yankees

Weatherford High School graduate Zach Britton has been traded from the Baltimore Orioles to the New York Yankees.

The deal, announced Tuesday, sends Britton to New York for three minor leaguers.

Britton goes from the very worst team in the majors to one of the best.

The 30-year-old has amassed 139 saves for the Orioles since 2013.

According to ESPN, the Astros, Red Sox and Cubs were among several other clubs that had been pursuing Britton, who will take a streak of eight consecutive scoreless appearances with him to the Yankees.

He had ruptured his right Achilles during an off-season workout session and didn’t make his 2018 debut until June 12.

Britton is a free agent after this season. He signed a one-year, $12 million deal earlier this year, avoiding arbitration.

The Orioles visit the Bronx for the start of a two-game series on Tuesday.

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