BALTIMORE – The Yankees have acquired left-hander Zach Britton from Baltimore Orioles' rebuilding for three prospects, a deal that will help New York's Bullpen for the Stretch Run.
Right-handed Dillon Tate goes to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-handed Cody Carroll. The teams announced the deal Tuesday night.
30-year-old Britton will serve as the setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman, who already includes David Robertson, Dellin Betances, Chasen Shreve, Chad Green, Jonathan Holder, and Adam Warren Strong Bullpen
"You gotta go in new team and deserve your role, especially with the guys who have them there, "said Britton. "They have some guys who are really good, I'm just trying to fit in. Right now I'm just excited to join a winning team and hopefully do some good things."
As The Yankees were excited about the new deal.
"I think he's one of the best enthusiasts in the game," Chapman said of a translator. "The ability to add someone with so much talent would be very helpful."
Britton is eligible to become a free agent after this season, which makes him a summer hire for the Yankees in pursuit of first place Boston in the AL East
He started the season on the list of disabled people after he in December had torn his right Achilles tendon. He made his debut on June 1
"Zach in July looks like he's back to his old self," said Dan Duquette, vice-premier of Orioles baseball games. "The fact that his speed increased, his command of his positions increased, the reduction of his fastballs increased and the results were back in the standard that he had set for himself a few years ago, was crucial for the club, which partnered with the Contract. "
In 2016, Britton was exceptional. He was 2-1 with 0.54 ERA and 47 saves in 47 chances. He converted an AL record of 60 consecutive storage options from October 1, 2015 to August 21. During his eight-year career, all at the Orioles, Britton is 30-22 with a 3.22 ERA and 139 saves.  The Yankees are responsible for $ 4,387,097 of his $ 12 million salary this year. New York began the season with a $ 179 million payroll tax on luxury tax that allowed the team to add salaries and stay below $ 197 million.
Britton was the third panty in the month, followed by Deals San Diego to Cleveland and Jeurys Familia from the New York Mets to Oakland. He gives the Yankees insurance should Chapman be further slowed down by the tendinitis in his left knee, which disturbed him this season.
"Bringing someone like him in gives you the ability to rotate and share the workload," Chapman
Britton was recruited by the Orioles in 2006 and worked his way up to the major league system before he rose in 2011 in the big leagues.
"It was a great 12 years," he said. "There are so many things from baseball to marriage to kids, it all happened to this organization, so it will stay in my heart forever, and hopefully it will not be the last time I play this game, hopefully I can Come back someday, and perhaps bring it to an end. "
Baltimore is in full-sale mode as the deadline for resignation approaches 31st July. Last place Orioles traded all-star shortstop Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week and seek buyers for center fielder Adam Jones and helper Brad Brach, both eligible for free agency post-World Series.
"We decided to go Manny trading in a different direction to keep up with these super leagues in the American League East," Duquette said. "And we will look at all possibilities."
Tate, 24, was selected by Texas with the fourth overall selection in the 2015 Amateur Design and sold to the Yankees the following year, resulting in Carlos bringing Beltran to the Rangers. Tate is 5-2 with a 3.37 ERA in 15 starts this season for Double-A Trenton of the Eastern League, striking 75 and walking 25 in 82 2/3 innings.
"I think he's probably the headliner, or the most publicized player we have in this business," said Duquette.
Rogers, also 24, is 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA this year for Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre. He was in the eleventh round three years ago.
Carroll, 25, is 3-0 with a 2.38 ERA in 32 appearances for the RailRiders, 55 and 18 in 41 2/3 innings. Carroll was a 25-round pick in 2015.