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Orioles | Zach Britton earns save Friday

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 19:35:21 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (illness) recorded his 28th save of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 15. He allowed one hit and one walk in one scoreless inning of work while striking out two. According to manager Buck Showalter, Britton suffered food poisoning during his trip to the All-Star Game but felt well enough to pitch Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Britton is one of the top closers in the game and fantasy owners should have no reservations about using him going forward despite his bout with food poisoning.

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Orioles | Zach Britton notches 25th save

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 18:41:47 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton earned his 25th save in 25 opportunities against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, July 6, despite allowing two hits and a walk.

Fantasy Tip: Britton lowered his ERA to 1.01 and hasn't allowed an earned run since April 30, in a stretch spanning 25 1/3 innings. He should be viewed as a high-end closer in all fantasy formats.

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Orioles | Zach Britton logs AL-best 24th save

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 22:52:51 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, July 5, to register his 24th save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: It was another efficient night for Britton, who logged two more strikeouts. He hasn't allowed an earned run since April 30 -- a stretch of 24 2/3 innings -- and is arguably the top closer in the American League right now.

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Orioles | Zach Britton credited with win

Thu, 05 May 2016 19:11:34 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) struck out three batters in 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 5, with no hits allowed and just one walk. He improved to 2-1 on the season with the win.

Fantasy Tip: It was Britton's first appearance since he injured his left ankle in a game versus the Chicago White Sox Saturday, April 30. He should be viewed as one of the top closers in baseball going forward.

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Orioles | Zach Britton close to returning to mound

Thu, 05 May 2016 13:53:28 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is "very close" to being available to pitch, manager Buck Showalter said Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Britton could pitch as early as Thursday, and you can expect him back on the bump by the weekend. Unless you're overflowing with quality relievers, you'll want to keep Britton in your starting lineups. Dating back to 2014, Britton has 79 saves with a 1.84 ERA, a 0.93 WHIP and a 9.1 K/9. He is pushing for membership among the elite fantasy closers.

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Orioles | Zach Britton tests ankle

Wed, 04 May 2016 12:30:57 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) threw 10 pitches in the bullpen Wednesday, May 4, and felt good. He is unsure when he'll be cleared to pitch.

Fantasy Tip: Britton plans to wear a brace on his ankle when he returns to action, which could be any day now. Keep him in all starting lineups. Darren O'Day recorded the save in Britton's absence last night, but with Britton expected to return soon, O'Day will return to his eighth-inning setup role.

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Orioles | Zach Britton has no structural damage

Tue, 03 May 2016 14:03:16 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton's (ankle) MRI exam showed no structural damage to his left ankle, and he'll attempt to play catch Tuesday, May 3. Britton said he thinks he should be able to return sometime this week. He's taking it day-to-day. "I feel a lot better (compared to Saturday night)," Britton said. "I think flexibility, range of motion is back. It's just swollen. It's got some bruising, but as long as I can manage the pain, I think that's going to be the biggest issue."

Fantasy Tip: Britton should avoid a stint on the DL unless he has a setback. The O's haven't had a save chance since Britton was hurt over the weekend, so it's anybody's guess between Darren O'Day, Brad Brach and Mychal Givens as to who Buck Showalter would use in place of Britton. With Britton likely back soon, the urgency to pick up one of the other relievers for save chances is minimal.

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Orioles | Zach Britton could pitch this week

Mon, 02 May 2016 10:38:29 -0700

The MRI results are unknown for Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle), but he is feeling much better and could pitch in the series against the New York Yankees this week.

Fantasy Tip: Britton is day-to-day right now and looks like he'll avoid the DL. If he misses any save opportunities this week, Darren O'Day is likely to see chances in the ninth inning. Scoop him up immediately if he's available in your league and you're seeking saves, but keep in mind it could be short-lived.

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Orioles | Zach Britton hopes to avoid DL

Mon, 02 May 2016 09:31:56 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is hoping to avoid the disabled list. However, he was using crutches when he spoke to reporters Sunday, May 1, and was in a walking boot. "It feels pretty good compared to yesterday, how it feels this morning, but it's still some tenderness in there and obviously I'm not walking great. I think you've got to walk fine before I can even start pitching again. Hopefully, it's just a few days and I can maybe throw a bullpen or something, or at least run on it and see how it feels," Britton said. Manager Buck Showalter said Britton remains day-to-day, and Showalter would not name a closer with Britton out.

Fantasy Tip: It's really up in the air what Showalter may do in the ninth if Britton is unavailable. The O's could elect to keep Darren O'Day in an eighth-inning setup role, which would set up Brad Brach or Mychal Givens for save chances. O'Day and Brach should be your first targets if you're looking for saves, but keep in mind this could be a fluid situation. And Britton may not miss much time when it's all said and done.

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Orioles | MRI slated for Zach Britton on Monday

Sun, 01 May 2016 14:56:16 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (ankle) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Monday, May 2, after injuring his left ankle in a loss to the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, April 30.

Fantasy Tip: X-rays came back negative on Sunday, but the Orioles want to do their due diligence to make sure there is nothing wrong structurally. Darren O'Day is the most likely reliever to take over as the closer should Britton miss time, so he is probably worth a speculative add for any owner desperate for saves.

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