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Top Zack Britton News

  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Could contribute late in season

    Britton (elbow) is said to be doing well, and the Yankees are hopeful that he could return to action in August or September, according to Bryan Hoch of

    Britton is recovering from the left elbow surgery he underwent last September and remains months away from a return. However, he has been throwing on flat ground since February and is reportedly doing well, per Hoch. A return by the end of the campaign is far from guaranteed, but Britton could be a valuable late-season addition to the New York bullpen if he is indeed able to make his way back to the mound by then.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Heads to 60-day IL

    The Yankees placed Britton (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Monday.

    Following Sunday's trade with the Twins, the Yankees added three new players to the 40-man roster (Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ben Rortvedt) and sent out only two (Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela), so Britton's move to the 60-day IL will help open up an extra spot. Since Britton underwent Tommy John surgery Sept. 8 and also had a bone chip removed as part of the procedure, the Yankees were already preparing for him to miss most, if not all, of the 2022 campaign. The transaction won't affect his recovery timeline.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Undergoes UCL surgery

    Britton recently underwent surgery to reconstruct and repair his UCL in addition to removing a bone chip, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

    Britton was expected to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, but he'll likely miss more time than expected since the surgery also reconstructed his UCL. The procedure is similar to Tommy John surgery, so the southpaw will likely be sidelined for most or all of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Set for surgery next week

    Britton will undergo surgery next week to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, and his UCL will also be evaluated to determine whether any additional work is necessary, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Britton was ruled out for the season when he moved to the 60-day injured list Monday, and it's now official that he'll undergo surgery for the injury he's battled all season. Whether or not the veteran left-hander is ready for spring training should depend on whether additional work is required beyond removing the bone chip.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Yankees transferred Britton (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Monday.

    The move officially ends Britton's season. It's possible he'll require surgery on his sprained left elbow, although there's been no confirmation that's the route he'll take. Britton ends this season with career worsts in innings pitched (18.1) and ERA (5.89), plus his 1.69 WHIP is his highest since 2013. A timeline for his return to full health likely depends on whether he undergoes surgery, and updates on that should come within the next few weeks.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Could require surgery

    Britton could required surgery on his sprained left elbow, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

    Elbow issues are always worrisome for pitchers, and it appears as though Britton's may indeed be a bad one. He's already undergone one elbow surgery this season, as he had bone chips removed from his elbow in March. The Yankees are still gathering additional opinions, but there's a very real chance Britton is done for the rest of the season and potentially next year as well.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Out with elbow sprain

    Britton landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left elbow Monday.

    Britton hasn't been close to his usual self this season, struggling to a 5.89 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 16:14 K:BB in 18.1 innings after missing the early part of the year due to surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. Evidently, his elbow still isn't right, though whether that's the explanation for all of his struggles or if the sprain only popped up recently is unclear. The move was backdated to Friday, so Britton will be eligible to return next Monday, but that will only be in play if it's a particularly mild sprain.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Requests out of closer role

    Britton told Yankees manager Aaron Boone following his blown save Thursday against the White Sox that he doesn't "deserve" to pitch in the ninth inning for now, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

    The veteran had been incredibly reliable for the Yankees since joining the team in 2018, but he has struggled greatly this year, posting a 6.19 ERA and 1.81 WHIP through 19 outings. Thursday's blown save was his second across three appearances, which prompted Britton to approach his manager about taking a step back from closer duties in the absence of Aroldis Chapman (elbow). The Yankees did go to Britton in a save situation in the 10th frame Saturday, but the move was almost out of necessity after Jonathan Loaisiga pitched earlier in the contest and Chad Green blew a save chance in the ninth. Britton picked up a hold against the White Sox, but he threw only four of 14 pitches for strikes, walking two batters and giving up one hit while notching only one out. Loaisiga and Green should be considered the favorites for save opportunities in the short term, but the Yankees are hopeful that Chapman has avoided a serious injury, and he could be back as the team's unquestioned closer this week.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Walked off by White Sox

    Britton (0-1) blew the save Thursday against the White Sox, allowing two runs on one hit and a walk in one-third of an inning.

    After the Yankees had taken an 8-7 lead in the top of the ninth inning, Britton came on to lock things down and quickly retired leadoff hitter Danny Mendick on a groundout. But Seby Zavala worked a walk and Tim Anderson followed with an opposite-field homer to deliver the walk-off win for Chicago. Britton has now blown two of his three save opportunities in the absence of injured closer Aroldis Chapman (elbow). For the season, Britton owns a 6.32 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 15.2 innings of work.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Earns first save

    Britton hit a batter in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Wednesday's 5-2 win over Kansas City.

    Britton needed 16 pitches (10 strikes) to get through the inning, which ended when Carlos Santana grounded into a double play. This was Britton's first save of the season in 17 appearances -- he's also logged seven holds and two blown saves. With Aroldis Chapman (elbow) on the injured list, the closer role is wide open in the Bronx. In addition to Britton, Chad Green (two scoreless innings for the win Wednesday) and Jonathan Loaisiga (scoreless inning, hold) could be candidates to close out games in Chapman's absence.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Panorama, CA
Age: 34
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: L, L