By: Matt Rothman
It was a crazy off-season in baseball with the 99-day lockout, but Parkland’s own Anthony Rizzo is officially heading back to the New York Yankees.
Rizzo signed a two deal worth $32 million with an opt-out after year one. A 2007 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox that same year. In 2010, Rizzo was traded to the San Diego Padres in a deal for All-Star first basemen Adrian Gonzalez.
He played nine years with the Chicago Cubs and helped break their 108 year World Series drought in 2016. In 2021, Rizzo was later traded to the New York Yankees and hit his 250th career home run.
Rizzo will be a part of a new looked team infield after the addition of Josh Donaldson and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. The Yankees went 92-70 and were eliminated in the Wild Card Game against the Boston Red Sox.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.
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