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Report: Yankees relievers Robertson, Britton could both end up with Red Sox

John Tomase
December 02, 2018 - 10:21 am
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The Red Sox could be in the market for a pair of Yankees relievers in free agency, according to the New York Post.

Both right-hander David Robertson and left-hander Zach Britton are on Boston's radar, per the report:

When asked about Robertson, who has a house in Rhode Island, landing a three-year deal with Boston, a person with knowledge of the situation replied, "The Red Sox are in for less."

Which means the World Series champions are waiting to see if Robertson’s best offers will be for one or two years. And Britton, who will turn 31 on Dec. 22, could be looked upon by the Red Sox as their closer should Craig Kimbrel leave via free agency.

Robertson and Britton have each made All-Star teams. Robertson, who turns 34 in April, went 8-3 with a 3.23 ERA in 69 appearances last season. Britton, who turns 31 this month, is a two-time All-Star who finished fourth in the 2016 Cy Young voting after posting a 0.54 ERA with the Orioles. He returned from injury last year to post a 3.10 ERA in 41 appearances between Baltimore and New York.

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