TAMPA FL, Fla. – Anthony Rizzo is headed to the Yankees, in the club’s 2nd significant offer for a left-handed slugger to increase their underachieving, heavily right-handed lineup.And with the
acquisition Thursday of Rizzo, a four-time Gold Glove first baseman, Luke Voit might soon be headed in other places before Friday’s 4 p.m. profession due date as Yanks effort to boost their pitching personnel.
Hrs after the came to be authorities in a trade with the Texas Rangers, the Yankees remained in contract with the Chicago Cubs for Rizzo, as initially reported by the YES Network’s Jack Curry.Rizzo is reducing
.248/.346/.446 this period with 14 crowning achievement and also 40 RBI in 92 video games (376 plate looks).
Just like the Gallo profession, with four prospects going to Texas, the Yankees are supposedly sending out two minor leaguers to the Cubs for Rizzo, who transforms 32 on Aug. 8 and will certainly be qualified absolutely free agency hereafter period.
Class A right-hander Alexander Vizcaino as well as Newbie Degree outfielder Kevin Alcantara were headed to the Cubs, as reported by Curry, with Chicago getting the remainder of Rizzo’s agreement for 2021, roughly $6 million.Vizcaino, 24, is ranked the Yankees’No. 9 possibility by MLB Pipe and also Alcantara is ranked No. The Yankees stay about$4 million under
the high-end tax threshold as they seek to include pitching upgrades.But they have actually currently provided a significant increase to an offense that was 14th out of the 15 AL clubs in runs scored prior to being locked out 14-0 Thursday mid-day at Tampa bay Bay, the Yankees’most unbalanced loss in 14 years. Gallo is anticipated to be in the Yankees’ lineup Friday evening as they open a three-game interleague collection versus the Marlins at Miami. Voit(left knee swelling) is presently on the hurt checklist, yet the right-handed slugger
-who led the majors with 22 homers in 2015’s 60-game schedule -took part in real-time batting practice Thursday morning versus Luis Severino.Manager Aaron Boone stated he was uncertain when Voit could be ready for activation, however he was most likely to be prepared during the Miami collection this weekend.Now, whatever is on hold as the Yankees remain to wheel and also deal as much as the deadline.Twins starter Jose Berrios as well as Rockies starter Jon Gray remain fascinating trade targets, and also the Yankees have market competitors with their major AL East competitors -the Red Sox, Blue Jays and also Rays -for pitching.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman has also involved the bigger market for additional bullpen help, having already included lefty Joely Rodriguez(from Texas)as well as Clay Holmes( from Pittsburgh )to his relief corps. An important component of the Cubs’famous 2016 globe champion club, Rizzo has seen an offensive decline following his six-year prime.From 2014 with 2019, Rizzo balanced.284 with 30 homers as well as 99 RBI per period, with a. 901 OPS and 3 top-10 NL MVP finishes.Rizzo’s parents matured in Lyndhurst
, and also he typically invested summers in North Jersey.