Britton, Jansen earn relief pitcher honors

(AP) - Baltimore's Zach Britton earned MLB's Mariano Rivera AL Reliever of the Year Award and the Los Angeles Dodgers' Kenley Jansen was given the Trevor Hoffman NL reliever honor.

The two were presented the awards before Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Britton converted all 47 save chances and had a 0.54 ERA, and Jansen also had 47 saves.

Winners are selected by eight former relievers: Rivera, Hoffman, Dennis Eckersley, Rollie Fingers, Bruce Sutter, Lee Smith, John Franco and Billy Wagner.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide—from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Andy Staples, Grant Wahl, and more—delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.