Source: Yanks re-signing Rizzo on multi-year deal

by Daryn Albert - Anthony Rizzo is returning to the Yankees on a multi-year deal, a source told ESPN on Tuesday.

Source: Yankees re-signing Anthony Rizzo on multi-year deal 4:28 PM ET ESPN News Services Anthony Rizzo is re-signing with the New York Yankees on a multi-year deal, a source told ESPN's Jesse Rogers on Tuesday. Rizzo had become a free agent after declining his $16 million option with the Yankees for 2023. Acquired from the Chicago Cubs at the 2021 trade deadline, Rizzo returned to New York for the 2021 season on a deal that paid $16 million this year. He hit 32 home runs for the fourth time in his career -- he has never hit more -- and had 75 RBIs in 130 games despite a .224 batting average. The 33-year-old was sidelined between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18 by back pain and headaches from an epidural injection to treat his back. Rizzo's home runs were 40% of the Yankees' 77 by left-handed batters, and his RBIs were 37% of the 202 by New York's lefties. The Associated Press contributed to this story.