Zach Britton issues statement thanking Orioles fans, admits he’s sad to leave

Zach Britton

Zach Britton is now a member of the New York Yankees after being moved ahead of the trade deadline. On Wednesday after the trade, he took to Twitter thanking his fans in Baltimore while admitting he’s “sad to leave those memories behind.”

Britton, of course, now is in the enviable position of being on one of the hottest teams in MLB. Coming from where he did, playing for one of the worst teams in baseball, it’s a huge step up from a competitive standpoint.

That being said, it’s understandable that he’s dealing with some emotions after having spent his entire career as a pro playing for Baltimore.