It appears Anthony Rizzo is heading to the American League East, but it won’t be to the Boston Red Sox.
Curry reported the Cubs will retain Rizzo’s entire remaining salary, which was important for the Yankees given their desire to stay under the $210 million tax threshold.
Rizzo’s name has come up of late in trade rumors due to the Cubs being sellers at Friday’s trade deadline. The Red Sox reportedly were in contention for the first baseman, but it ended up being their rival that got the deal done.
Rosenthal added this little nugget about the Rizzo deal:
The Yankees also traded for Joey Gallo on Wednesday night.