New York Yankees acquire Anthony Rizzo from Chicago Cubs

The News York Yankees announced Thursday that they acquired All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs.

In return, Chicago will receive right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara. Both of whom are minor leaguers.

The Yankees also announced that the Cubs sent cash considerations. While the amount is yet to be confirmed, a source told ESPN’s Jesse Rogers that it is $5.5 million, the remaining balance of Rizzo’s $16.5 million salary this season.

The 31-year-old was not in the lineup for the Cubs during Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. In his last 92 games, the three-time All-Star batted .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs.

Rizzo joined the Cubs in 2012 from the San Diego Padres. He has the option to become a free agent after this season.

Previously, the Yankees also acquired All-Star outfielder Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers. Both Rizzo and Gallo are left-handed hitters. It is hoped they can bring balance to the Yankees’ predominantly right-handed composition.

Chicago Cubs


The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as part of the National League Central division. (wikipedia)

New York Yankees


The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the New York City borough of the Bronx. (wikipedia)

Joey Gallo (baseball)


Joseph Nicholas Gallo is an American professional baseball outfielder, first baseman, and third baseman for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball . (wikipedia)

Anthony Rizzo


Anthony Vincent Rizzo is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball . He has also played in MLB for the San Diego Padres. (wikipedia)

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