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MLB Free Agent Rumors: Anthony Rizzo eager to return to the New York Yankees

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agent Rumors: Anthony Rizzo eager to return to the New York Yankees

One of the best moves the New York Yankees made at the trade deadline over the summer was the acquisition of Anthony Rizzo from the Chicago Cubs.

With Rizzo set to hit free agency, the Yankees appear ready to keep him in their current and future plans.

In 49 games for the Yankees, Rizzo hit .249 with eight home runs and 21 RBI while playing an outstanding first base. For the season, Rizzo hit .248 with 22 home runs and 61 RBI in 141 games between the Yankees and Cubs.

Rizzo hit a very big home run for the Yankees in the American League Wild Card Game against the Boston Red Sox that nearly started a rally in Fenway Park for the Bombers.

Rizzo reportedly turned down an extension to remain with the Cubs, as they were a team looking to rebuild going into 2021 and beyond.

Now that Rizzo got a chance to experience life as a Yankee and play in a pennant race in New York, it seems like it’s only a matter of time before the two sides comes to an agreement for a return that seems to be extremely mutual.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.