Orioles closer Zach Britton received his first postseason honor Wednesday when he was named to the Sporting News American League All-Star team.
Britton, who converted all 47 of his save opportunities this past season, was selected for the team’s relief pitcher spot. The team was selected by a panel of 29 American League executives before the postseason began.
Britton will also likely receive votes for the AL Cy Young Award, which is selected by a vote of eligible members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Britton was the only Orioles player to make the team, but third baseman Manny Machado received votes at both third base and shortstop, which hurt...