Breaking: New York Yankees sign their starting first baseman and it’s not Freddie Freeman

The New York Yankees agree to a deal with the veteran free agent first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. The deal is pending a physical exam. Rizzo, 32 years old and 6 feet 3 inches tall, will return to the Bronx, where he finished the 2021 season.

New York acquired it from the chicago cubs before the trade deadline, and hit .249/.340/.428 in just 200 plate appearances in pinstripes down the stretch:

That was roughly in line with the .248/.346/.446 mark he posted in 376 plate appearances with Chicago over the first two months of the season. It was the second straight season of reasonable but unexciting production for Rizzo. He had posted a .222/.342/.414 line during the abbreviated 2020 campaign.

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In this way, Luke Voit will be the substitute first baseman along with possibly Ronald Guzmán. Both could also be designated hitter jobs, including Rizzo as well when Aaron Boone decides to rest the defense.

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I am a fan of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and all Mexican baseball in general. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterruptedly since 2009), signatures of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, although as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I have baseball in my veins. Degree in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I arrived at El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and a few days later, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. This is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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Breaking: New York Yankees sign their starting first baseman and it’s not Freddie Freeman