Rizzo Signs New Two-Year Deal With Yankees

Anthony Rizzo with the Chicago Cubs in 2019.
Anthony Rizzo with the Chicago Cubs in 2019. Photo by Nicholas T Loverde/CSM/Shutterstock (10328946aa)

Anthony Rizzo has agreed to a new two-year deal with the New York Yankees, the team announced on Tuesday. The contract includes a club option in the third year.

Rizzo is expected to earn $34 million over the next two seasons while the club option for 2025 includes a $6 million buyout. This, together with his 2025 option for $17 million, brings the contract’s potential value to $51 million.

Widely viewed as a fan favorite, Rizzo hit 32 home runs last season along with 75 RBIs in 130 games. This comes despite the player’s unavailability from August 31 through September 18 due to back pain and headaches caused by an epidural injection to treat his back.

After leaving for the Chicago Cubs on the 2021 trade deadline, Rizzo returned to the Yankees for the 2022 season, where he hit 40% of the 77 home runs hit by Yankees left-handed batters. As a result of his impactful performance, Rizzo’s re-signing with the team has been viewed as a priority, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated at the recent MLB GM meetings.

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