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Chicago Cubs trade first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees

The Chicago Cubs have traded Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees, reports say.
The Chicago Cubs have traded Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees, reports say.(NBC Sports)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 6:01 PM CDT
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CHICAGO, Ill. (WIFR) - Multiple reports say Chicago Cubs have traded first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the New York Yankees.

FOX Sports, ESPN and many other sports organizations have confirmed the trade of the Cubs favorite, who’s been on the team since 2012.

A few reports are saying in exchange, Chicago will pick up two prospects, outfielder Kevin Alcantra and right-hander Alexander Vizcaino. The Cubs will also retain the entirety of Rizzo’s remaining salary, according to YES Network.

He sat out Thursday’s game before being traded.

Rizzo is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI this season. The 31-year-old had been a fixture at Wrigley Field for a decade, and helped the Cubs break their long World Series drought with a championship in 2016.

Including this season, Rizzo appeared in 1308 games over 10 seasons in Chicago. His 242 career home runs on the North Side places him sixth all-time in Cubs history.

The three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner is making $16.5 million this year and can become a free agent after the season.

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