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Orioles Lose Zach Britton, Brad Brach Likely Closer

Zach Britton has ruptured his Achilles tendon and will be out four to six months. The injury removes one of the game’s best closers until at least mid-way into the 2018 season. The Orioles need to determine the extent of 29-year-old lefty’s injury and decide how much they'll pay of his arbitration salary. They've already extended him a contract, so they are on the hook for part of it. They could release him before the 16th day of spring training and pay him only one-sixth of his salary. Likely, they'll wait until then to…