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Rizzo and the Yankees agree to a two-year, $40 million contract

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Ronald Blum, baseball writer

New York (AP) — Anthony Rizzo is staying with the New York Yankees, agreeing Tuesday to a $40 million, two-year contract.

Rizzo is making $17 million each of the next two seasons, and the first baseman deal includes a $17 million team option for 2025 with a $6 million buyout. Rizzo had pulled out of his previous contract with New York, and forfeited his $16 million salary for 2023.

Rizzo gets a limited no-trade clause, which allows him to list six teams a year that he can’t handle without approval.

Since joining the Yankees at the 2021 trade deadline, Rizzo has provided much-needed left power to New York and capitalized out of the right shortstop at Yankee Stadium.

Now 33, Rizzo hit . 224 with 75 RBIs and hit 32 home runs for the fourth time in his career. While the Yankees led the major leagues with 254 home runs, only 77 were by left-handed hitters.

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