Cubs trade Rizzo to Yankees for 2 prospects
The New York Yankees acquired first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash from the Chicago Cubs in exchange for minor-league right-handed pitcher Alexander Vizcaino and outfielder Kevin Alcantara, the club announced Thursday.
"I think this is a great opportunity and I'm really fortunate to be going to the New York Yankees," Rizzo said, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. "It's the No. 1 sports franchise in the world. It's going to be a fun ride. I can't wait to get there and just try to settle in as fast as I can."
Rizzo is a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. The 31-year-old has spent the last 10 seasons with the Cubs, hitting 242 home runs with a .853 OPS. He won a World Series with Chicago in 2016 and is slated to become a free agent after this campaign.
Vizcaino was the No. 9-ranked prospect in the Yankees' minor-league system, while Alcantara sat at No. 12, according to MLB Pipeline.