Rumors: Multiple teams eyeing former All-Star closer


February 15th, 2023

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Feb. 15: Britton's throwing session reportedly scouted by 6 teams

One of the best relief options remaining on the free-agent market, left-hander Zack Britton held a throwing session in Florida on Wednesday that was attended by the Giants, Angels, Mets, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers, according to a report from The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal.

The two-time All-Star has been beset by injuries over the past couple of years. He dealt with a COVID-19 diagnosis, a bone chip in his left elbow and a hamstring strain in 2021, all before undergoing Tommy John surgery in September of that year. He returned late in the 2022 regular season but made just three appearances for the Yankees before being shelved due to arm fatigue. However, from 2014-20 with the Orioles and Yanks, Britton was one of the best relievers in baseball, as he recorded a 1.84 ERA through 367 1/3 innings.

Britton has substantial closing experience, which could come in handy for teams like the Angels, Dodgers, Cubs and Rangers that don't have an established closer.