By: Matt Rothman
Parkland’s own Anthony Rizzo is officially set to return to the New York Yankees.
After signing a two-year contract worth $32 million a season ago, Rizzo opted out of his contract this year but decided to return to the Yankees.
He is set to sign for two years and $40 million this time.
Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, started his career with the Boston Red Sox after being drafted in the sixth round. He was later dealt to the San Diego Padres in a deal with Adrian Gonzalez and then played nearly a decade with the Chicago Cubs, where he helped end the team’s 108 World Series drought in 2016.
Rizzo was traded to the Yankees during the 2020 season and recorded his 250th career home run. He currently sits 17 homers shy of 300 for his career and has 889 RBIs. The Yankees are recently coming off a season where they were eliminated in the American League Championships Series. They are set to start back up in February with spring training before opening on March 30 against the San Fransisco Giants.
- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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