The Philadelphia Phillies have made some big moves this off-season. Rumors are surfacing about them making a bullpen addition.
The Phillies “have long liked” free agent left-hander Zack Britton, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post.
“The Phillies have long liked free agent Zack Britton, and there are Orioles connections in that front office.”
Heyman said the Baltimore Orioles connections to Britton in the Phillies front office. Britton started his MLB career with the Baltimore Orioles pitching for the them from 2011 to 2018.
During his time in Baltimore, Britton emerged as a premier closer, as he recorded 47 saves during the 2016 season. He was then traded to the Yankees from the Orioles at the 2018 deadline.
In five years with the Yankees, Britton pitched to a 2.75 ERA with 15 saves in 124 1/3 innings pitched. He missed of time in the 2022 season due to elbow and hamstring injuries.
The Phillies, who may lose left-hander Brad Hand in free agency, appear interested in adding Britton to their bullpen.
Relief Pitcher Zack Britton. Photo courtsey of Sportskeeda