The two-time All-Star reliever pitched 25 games for the Yankees in 2018 by Katherine Acquavella 9m ago • 1 min read The market for left-handed reliever Zach Britton appeared to pick up after the Phillies announced the signing of free agent reliever David Robertson on Thursday. Now, the Yankees have struck a three-year agreement through 2021 to keep Britton in the Bronx. The deal includes a team option for 2022, which the club must exercise or decline following the 2020 season. If the Yankees decline the 2022 team option, Britton may elect to become a free agent for the 2021 season.CBS Sports ranked Britton No. 35 on our Free Agent Tracker. The Phillies, Angels and Rangers were among other teams that were reportedly interested in Britton this winter. Jeff Passan of ESPN reports that Britton’s deal with the Yankees will be for three years, with $39 million guaranteed. If the Yankees opt in to the fourth year, then $53 million will be guaranteed. If the Yankees don’t and Britton opts out, he’ll have made $26 million over the first two seasons.Britton will also receive a $1 million assignment bonus if he is traded during the course of his new deal with the Yankees, according to Ken Rosenthal of the Athletic.After… Read full this story
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