The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Yankees and free agent first baseman Anthony Rizzo have reached agreement on a new contract. Rizzo opted out of his two-year deal with the Yankees after the season. Website reports – usually designed to generate clicks – had the World Champion Houston Astros hot and heavy after Rizzo, but that apparently turns out to be fake news.
It is well known that Rizzo and Yankees free agent Aaron Judge have forged a strong bond. This could bode well for Judge to return to the Yankees.