Yankees, Rizzo agree to 2-year, $32M deal

Posted: 17/03/2022 in MLB
Tags: , , , , ,

The New York Yankees and first baseman Anthony Rizzo are in agreement on a two-year, $32 million contract, a source told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.

Rizzo’s deal includes an opt-out after the first year, Rosenthal reports.

After arriving in New York via a trade with the Chicago Cubs last season, Rizzo hit .249/.340/.428 with eight home runs and 21 RBIs in 49 games.

Rizzo, 32, is a lifetime .268/.369/.481 hitter with 251 home runs and 814 RBIs in 1,406 games.

The 11-year veteran is a three-time All-Star and played a pivotal role as the Cubs snapped their 108-year World Series drought in 2016.

The move continues a busy couple of days for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. On Sunday, New York swung a blockbuster trade with the Minnesota Twins, acquiring third baseman Josh Donaldson, shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa, and catcher Ben Rortvedt in exchange for catcher Gary Sanchez and shortstop Gio Urshela.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s