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Orioles trade Zach Britton to Yankees

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Update #3 (11:47 PM ET): The trade is official as the Orioles have made an announcement.

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Update #2 (9:07 PM ET): Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Orioles will receive Tate, Josh Rogers, and Cody Carroll from the Yankees.

Rogers, 24, was selected by the Yankees in the 11th round of the 2015 draft. The lefty has spent his 2018 campaign with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, putting up a 3.95 ERA with an 83/29 K/BB ratio in 109 1/3 innings. He is not listed in the Yankees’ Top 30 prospect list by MLB Pipeline.

Carroll, 25, was selected by the Yankees in the 22nd round of the 2015 draft. The right-hander has pitched 41 2/3 innings of relief for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, compiling a 2.38 ERA with a 55/18 K/BB ratio. MLB Pipeline ranks him at No. 15 in the Yankees’ system.

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Update (9:01 PM ET): Both sides have agreed to the deal, Fancred’s Jon Heyman reports.

SNY’s Andy Martino reports that the Orioles and Yankees are close to a deal involving closer Zach Britton. The two clubs are reviewing medicals for the players involved. Martino calls the deal “far down the road but not done.” Martino adds that prospect Dillon Tate is likely heading to the Orioles if the trade gets finalized.

Britton, 30, made his season debut on June 12 after recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered during an offseason workout. In 15 2/3 innings this season, he has four saves with a 3.45 ERA and a 13/10 K/BB ratio. Britton also missed two months last season with a strained left forearm.

Britton would bolster the Yankees’ bullpen, which already has the league’s lowest ERA at 2.75. He would slot in behind closer Aroldis Chapman, who uncharacteristically walked three batters without recording an out in his most recent appearance on Saturday.

Tate, 24, is the Yankees’ No. 9 prospect, according to MLB Pipeline. The right-hander was selected by the Rangers in the first round (fourth overall) in the 2015 draft. The Rangers sent him to the Yankees along with Erik Swanson and Nick Green in the Carlos Beltran trade.

We’ll have more details for you about the supposed Britton deal as they emerge.

Mariners lose on walk-off wild pitch

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2019 has not been kind to the Seattle Mariners. After starting the year 13-2, the club has gone 41-71 since, earning last place in the AL West. To give credit where credit is due, however, the Mariners were on something of a roll, entering Wednesday afternoon’s series road trip finale against the Rays on a four-game winning streak. However, the M’s lost Wednesday’s contest in very depressing fashion.

Entering the top of the ninth inning, the Mariners trailed the Rays 5-3, but a solo homer by Daniel Vogelbach and a two-run triple by Mallex Smith sent them into the bottom half of the ninth leading 6-5. Manager Scott Servais sent Matt Magill — acquired from the Twins exactly one month ago — to the mound to close out the game.

Kevin Kiermaier greeted Magill rudely, starting the inning by swatting a game-tying solo home run to center field. Magill would then allow a single to Willy Adames and a double to Michael Brosseau before intentionally walking Ji-Man Choi to load the bases with no outs. Tommy Pham worked the count to 1-2 when Magill spiked a breaking ball in the dirt that catcher Omar Narváez had little hope of corralling. The ball skipped away and the Rays walked off 7-6 winners on a wild pitch, a very on-brand sentence for the 2019 Mariners.