Yankees, Anthony Rizzo agree to multiyear deal worth up to $51M

Anthony Rizzo has re-signed with the New York Yankees to a two-year deal with a third-year option, the team announced Tuesday.

Rizzo will earn $34 million over the next two seasons, plus a club option for 2025 that includes a $6 million buyout, a source told ESPN’s Jeff Passan, bringing the guaranteed total to $40 million. His 2025 option is $17 million, which means he could earn up to $51 million.

Rizzo was acquired by the Chicago Cubs at the 2021 trade deadline and returned to New York for the 2022 season on a two-year, $32 million contract that included an opt-out after the first year. He became a free agent after leaving sophomore year.

Rizzo hit 32 homers for the fourth time in his career — he’s never hit more — and had 75 RBIs in 130 games despite a .224 batting average. The 33-year-old was sidelined between August 31 and September 18 due to back pain and headaches from an epidural injection to treat his back.

Rizzo quickly became a teammate of choice for many current Yankees, including Aaron Judge, who is also a free agent. At the recently concluded GM meetings, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated that keeping Rizzo was a priority — in addition to signing Judge.

Rizzo’s home runs accounted for 40% of the Yankees’ 77 left-handers, and his RBIs accounted for 37% of the New Yorkers’ 202 left-handers.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/35033832/source-yankees-re-signing-anthony-rizzo-multi-year-deal Yankees, Anthony Rizzo agree to multiyear deal worth up to $51M

Emma Bowman

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