Theand free-agent reliever have agreed to a three-year contract, sources tell .
The deal, when finalized, will reportedly include a fourth-year option that the Yankees will have to exercise after the second season. If not, Britton will be able to opt out at that time.
Britton willearn $39 million over the first three years, with another $14 million guaranteed if the Yankees exercise the fourth-year option.
The 31-year-old southpaw joined the Yankees last season when he was acquired from the Baltimore Orioles for Dillon Tate, Cody Carroll, and Josh Rogers. He posted a 2.88 ERA and 1.16 WHIP over 25 innings with New York.
Britton will help solidify a bullpen that currently features, , , and after losing to the Philadelphia Phillies in free agency.
With Britton off the table, right-handersand are poised to be the top relief arms still available. Ottavino was also on the as recently as Saturday.
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