Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:17:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (arm) was hit in the right arm by a comebacker in his appearance Monday, July 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He cannot straighten his arm, but it is his non-pitching arm.
Fantasy Tip: It's uncertain if Britton will be unavailable due to the injury, but the good news is that it wasn't the arm he uses to throw. If a save situation pops up Tuesday and he is not called upon, you'll know why.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:04:50 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton worked around one hit and one walk for a scoreless ninth inning Friday, July 11, against the New York Yankees. Britton has 23 consecutive scoreless appearances at home.
Sun, 08 Jun 2014 10:16:40 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles have activated RP Tommy Hunter (groin) from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Evan Meek has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
Fantasy Tip: Zach Britton, who became the team's closer in Hunter's absence, is expected to remain in that role, with Hunter working as a middle reliever or set-up man.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:06:24 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter (groin) threw 25 pitches in the bullpen Tuesday, June 3, in Arlington. He said he felt great and hasn't had discomfort in five days. He'll take pitcher fielding practice Wednesday, June 4, and participate in another bullpen session Thursday, June 5.
Fantasy Tip: He probably won't close when he comes back; Zach Britton has taken that baton.
Thu, 22 May 2014 12:13:49 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles placed RP Tommy Hunter (groin) on the disabled list with a left groin strain Thursday, May 22.
Fantasy Tip: If you were holding out hope that Hunter would return to the closer's role soon, you can now forget about that and drop him in most mixed leagues. Zach Britton is likely owned in most leagues at this point. If he's available in your league, scoop him up immediately.
Fri, 16 May 2014 07:23:06 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton nailed down the save Thursday, May 15.
Fantasy Tip: Darren O'Day pitched 1 2/3 innings and came on in the sixth inning. Troy Patton and Ryan Webb pitched the eighth. That should give us a pretty good indication of manager Buck Showalter's hand in the closer situation.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:56:08 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (illness) was not available to pitch Friday, April 18, because he was dealing with an illness.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 12:13:11 -0700
Baltimore Orioles RP Josh Stinson is expected to be the team's primary long reliever out of the bullpen. RPs Zach Britton and Brian Matusz could also be stretched out, if needed.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 01:58:20 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles agreed to terms on one-year contracts with Ps Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Miguel Gonzalez, Steven Johnson, Josh Stinson, Chris Tillman, Mike Belfiore, Tim Berry, Zach Britton and T.J. McFarland; Cs Steve Clevenger, Johnny Monell and Michael Ohlman; IFs Michael Almanzar, Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop and Jemile Weeks; and OFs David Lough and Henry Urrutia.
Sun, 09 Mar 2014 11:17:25 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton could make the Opening Day roster as a reliever if he does not win the competition for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. Britton is out of options and other teams have expressed interest in trading for him but the Orioles could keep him if they don't feel they're getting good value in return.