New York Yankees

New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 09: Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees hits a two-run home run during the bottom of the fourth inning of the game against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium on April 09, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images)

The first move of the 2022-23 off-season has been made by the New York Yankees, and they bring back a very important piece: first baseman Anthony Rizzo.

Rizzo signed a two-year, $34 million contract with a club option for 2025. He will make $17 million annually with a $6 million buyout. He is guaranteed to make $40 million; and should the Yankees activate that third year of the deal, Rizzo could make upwards of $51 million.

Since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs before the trade deadline in 2021, Rizzo has become a fan favorite in the Bronx thanks to his powerful left-handed swing, and his leadership in the dugout. He also became a big time buddy of Aaron Judge, who is still a free agent.

Last season, Rizzo hit .224 with 32 home runs and 75 RBI. According to ESPN, he has accounted for 40 percent of the Yankees home runs.

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