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Yankees re-sign first baseman Anthony Rizzo on two-year, $34M deal

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Oct 18, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) during game five of the NLDS for the 2022 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Anthony Rizzo will return to the New York Yankees on a new two-year, $34 million contract, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

The deal also reportedly includes a $17 million club option for 2025 with a $6 million buyout, adding up to $40 million guaranteed.

Rizzo, 33, joined the Yankees at the 2021 trade deadline in a deal with the Chicago Cubs. He returned on a one-year deal in 2022 and tied a career high of 32 home runs and had 75 RBIs over 130 games, including 115 starts at first base.

Rizzo was a three-time All-Star and won four Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger while with Chicago, where he was part of the 2016 World Series-winning team.

In 12 MLB seasons with the San Diego Padres (2011), Cubs (2012-20) and Yankees, Rizzo is a lifetime .265/.366/.481 hitter with 283 home runs, 312 doubles and 889 RBIs in 1,536 games.

Signing Rizzo clears one of New York’s several offseason questions, chief among them the future of free agent Aaron Judge fresh off his record-setting 62-home run campaign.

–Field Level Media