The New York Yankees signed Anthony Rizzo for 2 seasons in the MLB, ruling out the possibility of signing Freddie Freeman.
The New York Yankees and the first baseman Anthony Rizzo they agree to a two-year, $32 million deal, a source told The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
The agreement of Anthony Rizzo includes an opt-out after the first year, reports Rosenthal.
After coming to New York via trade with the Chicago Cubs last season, Rizzo hit .249/.340/.428 with eight home runs and 21 RBI in 49 games.
Anthony Rizzo 32, is a .268/.369/.481 career 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 when 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, the New York Yankees they made 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.
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Anthony Rizzo signs with the Yankees for two years