Orioles’ closer Zach Britton ruptured his Achilles

Baltimore’s closer was potentially on the trade block, but now he’ll miss significant time recovering from injury.

Zach Britton has been the Orioles’ closer since 2014 and a target in trade talks for what seems like nearly as long, but all of that will be put on hold for now. That’s because Britton, according to Ken Rosenthal, ruptured his achilles while working out, and is now expected to miss “at least” six months.

This is terrible news for Britton, who is set to be a free...


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