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Orioles closer Zach Britton details the impact of Chiti and Wallace on his career

Orioles closer Zach Britton details the impact of Chiti and Wallace on his career

The best example of the impact that pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti had in their three years with the Orioles has to be the development of left-hander Zach Britton into one of the game’s best closers.

On Monday, Britton could be named among the three finalists for the American League Cy Young award following a historic season that saw him convert all 47 save opportunities and record a 0.54 ERA. Last week, he was named the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year.

Britton has credited much of his success to working with Wallace and Chiti, who both left the Orioles organization to return to the Atlanta Braves this week. Chiti, who said he...

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