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Orioles' new path, last summer's trade take sting out of Zach Britton's deal with the Yankees

Orioles' new path, last summer's trade take sting out of Zach Britton's deal with the Yankees

Former Orioles closer Zach Britton's Saturday-night agreement with the New York Yankees gives the onetime All-Star a familiar landing spot, the same place the Orioles sent him in July as part of last summer's teardown.

And even if it's on the longer end of the unique contract structure that could turn the reported base of three years, $36 million into a four-year deal if the Yankees exercise a 2022 option (though Britton can opt out after two years if they don't), it's not as if there will be any real implication for the Orioles that their longtime closer will...

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