Despite rumors that the Cubs were trying to sneak in late, Anthony Rizzo has agreed to a new deal with the Yankees. That’s been expected for a while now and Rizzo is no longer the consistent middle-of-the-order force from his heyday, but it’s mildly disappointing nonetheless.
Breaking news: Anthony Rizzo in agreement on a contract with the Yankees, pending a physical.
— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) March 16, 2022
The deal is reportedly for $32 million over two years with an opt-out after the first year. That’s a great deal less than Rizzo figured to bank with an extension heading into last season, but it’s pretty solid given his recent performance.