The New York Yankees solidified a corner infield position by retaining a key slugger today. The team and first-baseman Anthony Rizzo agreed to a two-year. The new contract for Rizzo also includes a third-year club option.
According to YES Network’s Jack Curry, the deal is worth $34 million over the two years. The club option for the third year is worth $17 million. Should the Yankees not pick up the option, a $6 million buyout would occur.
Rizzo was originally acquired by the Yankees at the 2021 trade deadline from the Chicago Cubs. He played in 130 games last season, mashing 32 home runs while hitting for a .224 average.
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