Reports: Yankees to acquire Orioles LHP Britton

The New York Yankees will acquire left-handed reliever Zach Britton from the Baltimore Orioles, according to multiple reports Tuesday.

The Orioles will receive three prospects in the deal, according to a report from MASNsports.com. Multiple reports indicate right-hander Dillon Tate will headline Baltimore's return, with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll also in the package, according to the New York Post.

Tate was scratched from his Tuesday start at Double-A Trenton, according to The Athletic. The 24-year-old is the Yankees' ninth-ranked prospect, per MLB.com.

With the Yankees, Britton would serve as a setup man in front of star closer Aroldis Chapman. New York pursued Orioles shortstop Manny Machado before he was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week.

Britton, a two-time All-Star, is making $12 million this year and will be a free agent at season's end.

The Yankees, who entered Tuesday six games back of the Boston Red Sox in the American League East, have a major-league-best 2.75 bullpen ERA this season.

Britton has four saves and a 3.45 ERA in 16 games this season, beginning the year on the 60-day disabled list following right Achilles surgery during the offseason. He was activated from the DL on June 11.

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Baltimore Orioles starter Zach Britton pitched against the Minnesota Twins during an MLB game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (Gene Sweeney Jr./Baltimore Sun/MCT via Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JUNE 03: Starting pitcher Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles talks with catcher Matt Wieters #32 after giving up a run in the second inning to the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 3, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Blue Jays won 8-4. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 7: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles delivers a pitch in the ninth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 7, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 14: American League All-Star Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles pitches during the 86th MLB All-Star Game at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by LG Patterson/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JUNE 25: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles during the ninth inning in a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 25, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Winslow Townson/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 18: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles and Matt Wieters #32 celebrate their 5-2 win ovet the Seattle Mariners May 18, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 30: Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles can not get to a ball hit by Adam Eaton #1 of the Chicago White Sox in the ninth inning during a baseball game at Oriole Park at Camden yards on April 30, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 28: Closer Zach Britton #53 Baltimore Orioles reacts after the final out against the New York Yankees during a game at Yankee Stadium on August 28, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-0. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 10: (L to R) Manny Machado #13, Mark Trumbo #45, Zach Britton #53,and Zach Britton, and Brad Brach #35 of the Baltimore Orioles are presented with their All-Star game jerseys before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 10, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 12: Ian Desmond #20 of the Texas Rangers (C) high fives Zach Britton #53 of the Baltimore Orioles after the American League All-Stars defeated the National League All-Stars 4-2 in the 87th Annual MLB All-Star Game at PETCO Park on July 12, 2016 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 15: Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter (26) congratulates relief pitcher Zach Britton (53) following the game between the Texas Rangers and the Baltimore Orioles on July 15, 2018, at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD. The Baltimore Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers, 6-5. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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The 30-year-old posted a 2.89 ERA in 38 appearances in 2017, missing time due to a forearm injury. He saw his AL record streak of consecutive saves converted snapped at 60 during the season.

Britton had a run of 43 straight appearances without allowing a run in 2016, the longest such streak of scoreless outings in modern baseball history. He posted a 0.54 ERA in 69 outings that year, converted all 47 of his save opportunities and finished fourth in the AL Cy Young Award voting.

For his career, Britton has a 3.22 ERA in 306 games (46 starts) in eight seasons with Baltimore.

Tate, 24, came to the Yankees from the Texas Rangers in the 2016 Carlos Beltran trade. The former first-round pick, No. 4 overall in 2015, has a 3.38 ERA in 15 starts with Trenton this season.

Rogers and Carroll are both on the roster at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Rogers, 24, is 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA in 19 starts. Carroll, 25, has nine saves and a 2.38 ERA in 32 relief appearances, striking out 55 batters in 41 2/3 innings.

--Field Level Media

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