Former All-Star Closer Holds Throwing Session For MLB Teams

He once led the American League is saves, with 47. He had back-to-back All-Star seasons, was a Top 5 Cy Young finisher, and had three straight years of 36+ saves. But injuries have derailed Zack Britton's career. Now he's out to show that he's still got the stuff to help a major league bullpen. 

According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, Britton recently held a throwing session for a number of major league teams. 

From 2014 to 2020, Britton compiled a 1.84 ERA for the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees, compiling 153 saves, and getting more than three-quarters of batters faced to hit the ball on the ground. 

But then injuries took their toll. He pitched just 18 innings in 2021 as elbow problems limited his effectiveness. He sat out almost all of 2022 due to Tommy John surgery, and got into just two-thirds of an inning in September.

The New York Mets have been considering signing Britton, as their manager Buck Showalter had a front row seat in the dugout for Britton's All-Star years in Baltimore. 
We'll see if the 35-year-old closer can regain some semblance of his dominant form. 

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