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Yankees Re-Sign Zach Britton

The Yankees ended a very quiet Saturday with the signing of Zach Britton to a three-year contract. Jon Heyman is credited with breaking the news:

Yanks are close to a Britton deal. Will be 3 guaranteed but include opt out for Britton and opt in for Yankees that could make it 4 years. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 6, 2019

The signing has also been confirmed by the YES Network:

The Yankees have reportedly re-signed LHP Zach Britton, per @JeffPassan. pic.twitter.com/AuRlPA7zCr — YES Network (@YESNetwork) January 6, 2019

Jeff Passan has the financials…

Zach Britton’s financial details: Three years, $39 million guaranteed. If Yankees opt into fourth year, $53 million guaranteed. If Yankees don’t and Britton opts out, he’ll have made $26 million over the first two seasons. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 6, 2019

My initial thought is that this is a very good signing. Britton, when he is right, is a top tier reliever. He’s also two years younger then David Robertson and left-handed. The Yankees are stacked with right-handed relievers and young right-handed arms in the minors. They do not have a collection of strong lefty bullpen arms. They needed to make this deal. The team is stronger with Britton than without him.

We will have more as information comes along with some thoughts on this signing tomorrow.

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