Anthony Rizzo Re-Signing With Yankees: Report

By Jason Hall

November 15, 2022

Championship Series - Houston Astros v New York Yankees - Game Four
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The New York Yankees have reportedly reached an agreement on a new, multi-year contract with first baseman Anthony Rizzo, sources with knowledge of the deal told ESPN's Jesse Rogers and Jeff Passan on Tuesday (November 15).

"Anthony Rizzo truly enjoyed being a Yankee, and getting $20 million a year to stay -- $17 million each of the next two years, plus a $6 million buyout on a 2025 option -- keeps him in the Bronx," Passan tweeted.

Rizzo, who was acquired by the Yankees from the Chicago Cubs prior to the 2021 trade deadline, was one of the team's most consistent hitters during the postseason, leading all players with eight RBIs and a .432 on base percentage, as well as finishing second behind only Harrison Bader with eight total hits and two home runs, which tied Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.

Rizzo had previously signed a two-year, $32 million deal with the Yankees last offseason, which included an opt out after the first year, allowing him to test free agency this offseason.

The Parkland, Florida native hit a career best 32 home runs -- a feat he accomplished three times (2014, 2016, 2017) with the Cubs -- and 75 RBIs in 130 games.

Rizzo has also been noted as a popular teammate in the clubhouse, specifically with upcoming free agent Aaron Judge, which Passan notes could be a beneficial factor in the Yankees' goal of resigning the AL MVP favorite.

"Worth noting: Rizzo has grown very close with Aaron Judge over the last two years," Passan tweeted.

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