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Orioles closer Zach Britton looking to build on first year as full-time reliever
Orioles closer Zach Britton looking to build on first year as full-time reliever

The Orioles avoided arbitration with closer Zach Britton, agreeing to terms Wednesday on a $3.2-million deal for 2015 with an additional $500,000 in performance and award bonuses. It wasn't that long ago that Britton was just fighting for a roster spot. Entering last spring training, Britton didn’t have an established role with the club and had no remaining minor league options. He spent much of the spring working with pitching coach Dave Wallace and bullpen coach Dom Chiti on pitching from the stretch. He began the season as a left-handed relief arm and slid into the closer role in May. After converting 37 of 41 save opportunities in his first season as a closer, Britton...

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