The New York Yankees have agreed to a deal to win All-Star Helper Zach Britton of the Baltimore Orioles for three minor league pitchers, a source ESPN confirmed.
The deal, which is ongoing, would send new entrant Dillon Tate, left-hand starter Josh Rogers, and legal assistant Cody Carroll
The agreement between the two teams was first reported by Fancred.
Tate has a 5-2 record and a 3.38 ERA for the Yankees Double – A Trenton Affiliate and is the most important piece back to Baltimore in trading.
Britton, 30, has accumulated 139 saves for the Orioles since 2013. He's the top bullpen arm available in the market right now Kelvin Herrera, Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia have been changing teams since mid-June.
The Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs are among the other clubs that pursued Britton, who remained goalless eight times in a row in Tuesday's night game against Boston. Britton broke his right Achill during an offseason training session and made his debut in 201
When the trade comes through, Britton would meet with Aroldis Chapman, Dellin Betances, David Robertson and others in a New York bullpen leading the majors with a 2.75 ERA and 448 strikeouts. When the deal passes, Britton will be the team's third helper with 100 or more career parts joining Chapman and Robertson.
The Yankees had been looking for a starting putter upgrade, but have recently turned their attention to the Bullpen, as they do not consider Cole Hamels, JA Happ and other available starters as having enough of an upgrade to their current rotation.
The Orioles, who have one of the highest league-worst 28-73 records, have embarked on a full-scale reconstruction. They swapped short-handed Manny Machado to the Los Angeles Dodgers last week for five minor leaguers and weighed trade deals for Jonathan Schoop, Kevin Gausman, Adam Jones, Brad Brach and other players ahead of January 31 without a waiver close  The Yankees have selected Tate with the fourth overall selection in the 2015 draft. A 24-year-old right-handed, the UC Santa Barbara product is 5-2 with a 3.38 ERA in 15 starts with double-A Trenton this year. Prior to the season, ESPN Keith Law ranked Tate as the eight best prospect in the Yankees system.
Carroll and Rogers were also members of the same 2015 draft class that brought Tate to New York.
Carroll, who was taken over by Yankees in the 22nd round from the University of Southern Mississippi, was named the number 15 prospect by MLB Pipeline this season. In 32 relegation appearances at Triple-A Scranton, the 25-year-old right-back went 3-0 with nine saves and a 2.81 ERA.
Rogers was an eleventh round selection from the University of Louisville. 24-year-old Southpaw was 6-8 with a 3.95 ERA in 19 starts with Scranton this season.
A former third round of Orioles in 2006, Britton was drafted as a starter. After moving to the Bullpen in early 2014, he became one of the most dominant majors in the majors, with a Sub 2.00 ERA and over 30 saves in three consecutive seasons.
In 2016, he went a perfect 47-for-47 in saving opportunities, scoring 0.54 ERA and finishing fourth in the American League Cy Young. Despite Britton's regular season success this year, manager Buck Showalter opted against his use of additional innings during Baltimore's wildcard loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Instead, he opted for the starter Ubaldo Jimenez, who survived the winning streak.
Over Over the past few seasons, 30-year-old Southpaw has struggled to stay healthy. In 2017, Britton served two separate stints on the disabled list with a left forearm strain. Last December, he suffered a rupture Achilles tendon, which kept him paused for the first two and a half months of the season.
Since his debut on June 12, Britton has a 3.45 ERA in 16 appearances and has converted four of five safe chances. After a bumpy start, the eight-year-old veteran has been more effective lately and has played eight scoreless games in a row. During this course he scored three goals over eight innings, six and four.
Britton, who becomes a free agent after this season, is expected to earn $ 12 million this year. With just over a third of the remaining season, Britton will receive about $ 4.5 million for the remainder of the season.
This report uses information from ESPN's Eddie Matz.