CHICAGO, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF) — The New York Yankees have acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash in a trade for prospects OF Kevin Alcantara and P Alexander Vizcaino.
The swap came a day before the Major League Baseball trade deadline, and was the Yankees’ second major move this week. Earlier in the day, they announced they had gotten All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from Texas.
Rizzo is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs. 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.
The three-time All-Star didn’t play in the Cubs’ 7-4 loss to Cincinnati on Thursday. He is making $16.5 million this year and can become a free agent after the season.