Orioles closer Zach Britton is headed to the Yankees. 

By Charlotte Carroll
July 24, 2018

Orioles closer Zach Britton is headed to the Yankees in exchange for three prospects after the two teams agreed to a deal Tuesday.

The Yankees sent the Orioles righthanded pitcher Dillon Tate, lefthanded pitcher Josh Rogers and righthanded pitcher Cody Carroll. 

FanCred Sports Jon Heyman first reported the news. 

Britton missed the start of the season, recovering from a torn Achilles tendon, and didn't return until June. The 30-year-old lefthander has a 3.45 ERA with one win in 15.2 innings. Britton has 13 strikeouts and four saves this year.

The two-time All-Star has spent all eight of his MLB seasons with the Orioles.

The Yankees are 63–35 this season and sit six games behind the Red Sox in the AL East.

Baltimore earlier dealt off star shortstop Manny Machado to the Dodgers. Next to Machado, Britton has been one of the biggest names mentioned in trade rumors this season. The Astros and Cubs were also among the top teams rumored to be interested in Britton.

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