Britton is 8th in top-player vote by Sporting News
Orioles closer Zach Britton finished eighth in Sporting News’ player voting for the Major League Baseball Player of the Year. Britton, who was 47-for-47 in save opportunities with a 0.54 ERA, was the only pitcher to receive more than one vote; he received 14. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who had 37 home runs, 96 RBIs and a .294 average, was 12th with two votes. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve won with 84 votes, trailed by Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts (64) and David Ortiz (41).