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Two-Time All-Star Reliever Announces His Retirement

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Yesterday, Two-Time All-Star reliever, Zack Britton announced his retirement from Major League Baseball after 12 seasons. In those last 12 seasons, Zack Britton was one of the game's best relievers. His 2016 season was one for the ages and will always be remembered by O's and baseball fans all around.

Britton spent eight years in Baltimore, pitching to a 3.22 ERA with 425 strikeouts. In those eight seasons, his 2016 was far the best. Britton pitched to a 0.54 ERA in 67 innings, with 47 saves. On top of his amazing season, Britton finished as an all-star, 4th in Cy Young voting, and 11th in MVP voting. His time in Baltimore was one for the memory book, as he solidified himself as a major part of each of those O's teams.

During the 2018 season, the Yankees made a trade for the potent reliever. New York acquired Britton in exchange for three pitching prospects, Dillion Tate (#9), Cody Carroll (#15), and Josh Rogers. During Britton's five years in New York, he pitched to a 2.75 ERA with 107 strikeouts.

Zack Britton's 12 years in Major League Baseball were filled with highs and lows. In total, Britton settles with a career 3.13 ERA and a 14.0 WAR. Perhaps with one of the most impressive parts of his career, allowing just 39 home runs in a his entire career has to be at the top. Britton's career might be over, but his impact on the game for relievers will not be.


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