Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter |
The Yankees are expressing serious interest in Baltimore closer Zach Britton, and the Orioles want to trade him as soon as possible, according to major league sources.
Five or six teams are trying to trade for Britton, and it's too early to say where he will land. But the Yankees are making a strong play for him.
The Yankees are also looking for a starting pitcher, but are underwhelmed by the options. They checked in on San Diego reliever Brad Hand, but were unwilling to trade Miguel Andujar, and Hand went to Cleveland.
Britton, 30, has a 3.45 ERA in 16 relief appearances this season for the Orioles, striking out 13 batters in 15 2/3 innings.