The Yankees and Anthony Rizzo have agreed on a two-year contract worth $34 million, The Post’s Jon Heyman and Joel Sherman confirmed.
Anthony Rizzo : Yankees | Hometown | Contract
Anthony Vincent Rizzo (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional baseball first baseman for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).
|Born: August 8, 1989
|June 9, 2011, for the San Diego Padres|
He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs. He is a three-time All-Star. Through his philanthropic ventures, he is a regular finalist for the Heart and Hustle award.
Rizzo was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB draft and became a top minor league prospect in the Red Sox organization.
He was traded to the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star first baseman Adrián González.
Anthony Rizzo Yankees
Anthony Rizzo is keeping his Yankees pinstripes for a while longer, agreeing Tuesday to a two-year contract with a club option for the 2025 season, the club announced.
The deal is worth at least $40 million, sources told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand, but the team did not disclose the terms.
Rizzo’s new pact will pay him $34 million over the next two seasons, with a $17 million club option or $6 million buyout for 2025, per sources.
Rizzo, who turned 33 in August, batted .224/.338/.480 in 130 games this season for the Yankees, his first full campaign in New York after being acquired from the Cubs ahead of the 2021 Trade Deadline.
A natural fit for Yankee Stadium’s inviting right-field porch, Rizzo tied his career high with 32 home runs, driving in 75 runs while providing needed left-handed balance to the lineup and a reliable glove at first base.
“He’s been everything we could have hoped for,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said recently. “He’s been an amazing person in our clubhouse, an amazing teammate, amazing leader, very productive on the field.
I think [he’s] very much cut out to play for the Yankees. He handles all that goes with playing here as one of the premium players and leaders so well.”
Anthony Rizzo Hometown
Anthony Rizzo was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.
Rizzo was a sixth-round draft choice out of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in the 2007 Major League Baseball draft by the Red Sox.
He was heading for Florida Atlantic University before he was drafted and signed, with a $325,000 signing bonus.
Rizzo played in the Red Sox organization with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, Greenville Drive, Salem Red Sox and the Portland Sea Dogs.
Rizzo’s minor league career started at the age of 17 in 2007 in the rookie class with the Gulf Coast League Red Sox and in only 21 at bats he hit .286/.375/.429 with 1 home run and 3 RBIs.
In 2008 at the age of 18 Rizzo played in class A with the Greenville Drive in the South Atlantic League. In 83 at bats he hit .373/.402/.446 with 0 home runs, and 11 RBIs. Rizzo hit 12 home runs in 2009.
In 2010, he hit a combined .260 with an on-base percentage (OBP) of .334 and a slugging percentage (SLG) of .480 along with 42 doubles, 25 home runs and 100 RBIs between stops at High-A Salem and Double-A Portland.
Rizzo credited the easing of his swing and making better use of his legs for his power surge.
Anthony Rizzo signed a 2 year / $40,000,000 contract with the New York Yankees, including $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $20,000,000.
|Contract:||2 yr(s) / $40,000,000|
|Free Agent:||2026 / UFA|
In 2023, Rizzo will earn a base salary of $17,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $17,000,000.
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