Reports: Yankees sign Anthony Rizzo to 2-year deal

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Oct 2, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo, 48, hits a solo home run in the first inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

March 16, 2022

First baseman Anthony Rizzo is sticking with the New York Yankees and agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal Tuesday night, according to multiple media reports.

The deal reportedly includes a one-season release clause for Rizzo if he does well in 2022 and wants to return to the free-agent market. Contact will not be completed pending a physical investigation.

Rizzo, 32, was acquired from the Chicago Cubs by the Yankees before the close last year. He finished the season with 22 homers, 61 RBIs and a .248 batting average in 141 games.

In 49 games with the Yankees, Rizzo hit .249 with eight homers and 21 RBIs.

The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner played for the Cubs when they won the 2016 World Series. In the regular season, she hit 32 homers, 109 RBIs and hit .292 in 155 games.

In seven World Series games, he had one homer, five RBIs and a .360 batting average.

Last season, also as a Cub, Rizzo led the National League in games (160) and plate appearances (701). He hit more than 30 homers in four straight years for Chicago, and he also had a streak of four straight 100-RBI years.

In his 11-year career, which began with the San Diego Padres in 2011, Rizzo has 251 home runs, 814 RBIs, a .268 batting average, a .369 base percentage and a .481 slugging percentage.

–Field level media Reports: Yankees sign Anthony Rizzo to 2-year deal


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