MLB: Zach Britton traded to the Yankees

The Yankees acquired left-hander Zach Britton from Baltimore on Tuesday for three prospects, a deal that will bolster New York’s bullpen for the stretch run.

Former UC Santa Barbara right-hander Dillon Tate is going to the Orioles along with left-hander Josh Rogers and right-hander Cody Carroll. The 30-year-old Britton, a two-time All-Star with 139 saves, will serve as a setup man for closer Aroldis Chapman.

Gary Sanchez back on disabled list


New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez was put back on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday because of a strained right groin, a day after failing to hustle on a pair of key plays in a 7-6 loss to Tampa Bay. Sanchez missed 20 games from June 25 to July 19 because of the groin injury.

New York Mets outfielder Yoennis Cespedes also returned to the DL days after being activated. The team is still deciding if he will have surgery on both heels, which would sideline him up to 10 months.


Seattle’s James Paxton had a setback in his recovery from a lower back injury and was scratched from his start Tuesday; he remains on the DL. ...

Struggling Texas center fielder Delino DeShields Jr. was optioned to triple-A Round Rock. The Rangers recalled left-hander Brandon Mann from triple A. ...

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was held out of Tuesday’s lineup against Arizona with a recurrence of the left shoulder inflammation that caused him to miss 16 games.