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Zach Britton Agrees To Three-Year. $39M Deal With Yankees

07 January 2019

"They are hungry to get back to the postseason and win". The contract has a club option for a third season.

An 11-year veteran and 2011 All-Star, Robertson has appeared in at least 60 games in nine straight seasons, and the right-hander could compete for the closer's role in Philadelphia, which hasn't made the playoffs since 2011. "They've put together a great squad and I think I can bring a lot to the team in the back end of their bullpen".

Last season with the Yankees, Robertson posted a 3.23 ERA with 91 strikeouts in 69.2 innings pitched.

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The Phillies bolstered their bullpen, signing one of the most consistent relievers in the game Thursday. The Phillies can buy out the option for $2 million, meaning Robertson is guaranteed $23 million over the next two years.

Before returning to the Yankees in 2017, Robertson spent three seasons with Chicago White Sox, where he served as their closer.

He is 33 and was outstanding in 2018 as a set-up man for the New York Yankees.

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A source tells ESPN Robertson will earn $10 million this upcoming season and $11 million in 2020.

Throughout this offseason, it was mentioned that the Phillies were interested in free agents Andrew Miller, Craig Kimbrel, and Zach Britton.

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Zach Britton Agrees To Three-Year. $39M Deal With Yankees