Anthony Rizzo will stay with the New York Yankees, after reaching a contractual agreement on Tuesday for two years and 32 million dollarssaid a person close to the negotiations.
The source requested to remain anonymous, because the formalization of the agreement depends on the player passing a physical exam.
Three-time All-Star, first baseman he was acquired by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs on July 29. He brought left-handed batting to an order where right-handers abound.
Rizzo and the gardener Joey Gallo, strikeout-prone left-handed hitter, were the main New York acquisitions at the trade deadline from the previous campaign. Prior to those deals, DJ LeMahieu had frequently played at first base.
batted for .248 with 22 home runs, 61 RBIs and a .783 OPS last seasonincluding a .249 average, eight homers, 21 RBIs and a .768 OPS in New York.
Rizzo also brought discipline at the plate and good fielding at first, where He has won the Gold Glove a couple of times.
the deal downplay odds on a contract between the Yankees and former Atlanta star Freddie Freeman. Also generate iuncertainty surrounding the return of Luke Voit, 2020 American League home run champion, whose 2021 season was plagued by injuries.
Rizzo commented in June that had not received a coronavirus vaccine. “As we continue to receive more data, I will continue to educate myself more on this,” she said then.