Joe Saunders

Orioles notes: Britton getting used to Yankees, says young group reminds him of O's during resurgence

Orioles notes: Britton getting used to Yankees, says young group reminds him of O's during resurgence

It’s been nearly two months since the Orioles traded reliever Zach Britton to the New York Yankees, and even though the left-hander’s relief role still isn’t as defined as it was when he was Orioles closer for parts of five years, he said Friday that he’s become comfortable pitching in pinstripes.

While pitching mostly in the seventh and eighth innings, Britton posted a 4.70 ERA over his first 15 outings with the Yankees. But after the calendar changed from August to September, Britton, 30, didn’t allow an earned run over six innings in his first six appearances, holding opponents to an .053 batting average. Still, he’s been used much less frequently than he’s...

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