Earlier this week, David Robertson decided to pack his bags and leave New York for Philadelphia.
Well, the same can't be said for veteran lefty Zach Britton. Though the reliever received interest in free agency, reports have broken on Saturday night stating he'll be returning to the Bronx for another dance with the Yanks.
Actually, three more dances, as it's a three-year deal the two sides have agreed to.
Yankees land Britton at 3 years $39M with a fourth year option. Sources say the Los Angeles Angels were the primary finalist, but Yanks delivered on the guaranteed $. Phillies were initially in as well but dropped out— Dan Connolly (@danconnolly2016) January 6, 2019
The Yankees acquired Britton in a deal with Baltimore before the trade deadline. He went on to pitch 25 games for New York, posting a 2.88 ERA.
In total last season, Britton recorded a 3.10 ERA, with seven saves and 34 strikeouts. He'll look to keep up his strong play next season for the Yankees, who are focused on getting back to the World Series.
When finalized, Zach Britton's deal with the Yankees will be for three years guaranteed, sources tell ESPN. The Yankees will be able to exercise a fourth-year option after the second season. If they don't, Britton will have the ability to opt out following that second year.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 6, 2019
After Robertson decided to ink with Philly, it was reported Britton became a top priority for Brian Cashman and Co.
Now that Britton is back in the fold, don't think for a second the Yankees are done making moves. There's a guy by the name of Manny Machado they're still looking to land. I'm sure you've heard of him.