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AP: Yankees getting Rizzo
The New York Yankees acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash for prospects Thursday in their second major trade this week for desperately needed left-handed bats.
A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press the deal for Rizzo was done. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because there was no official announcement.
The swap came ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline today at 4 p.m. Earlier in the day, the Yankees announced they had gotten All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from Texas.
Rizzo is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs. The 31-year-old had been a fixture at Wrigley Field for a decade, and helped the Cubs break their long World Series drought with a championship in 2016.
Tribe skipper steps downs
CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona is stepping down for the remainder of this season to address some lingering health issues.
The 62-year-old Francona has been wearing a boot on his right foot all season after undergoing toe surgery for a staph infection in February. The toe issue has exasperated hip problem, which will require surgery.
Francona will have his left hip replaced Monday at the Cleveland Clinic, and once he recovers from that procedure, he’ll have a rod inserted into his foot.
This is the second year in a row Francona, a two-time World Series champion manager with the Boston Red Sox, has been sidelined due to his health. He managed just 14 games in 2020 due to a serious gastrointestinal issue that landed him in the hospital for weeks.
Francona is in his ninth season with Cleveland.
The Associated Press