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Zach Britton's "game-used" jersey for auction.
Zach Britton's "game-used" jersey for auction. (auctions.mlb.com)

A "game-used" jersey worn by Orioles closer Zach Britton fetched nearly $3,000 on Major League Baseball's online auction site Sunday night.

It is technically an artifact: Britton, who went 47-for-47 in save opportunities and posted a 0.54 ERA this season, never had to break a sweat in it during the Orioles' loss to the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League wild-card game.

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Manager Buck Showalter left him in the bullpen through the 11-inning defeat. Then Ubaldo Jimenez made the jersey a collector's item.

No word on whether Showalter was the one who shelled out $2,650 for the jersey.

At least Britton saw the fun in the auction.

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