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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Yankees’ Luke Voit not ready to cede playing time when Anthony Rizzo returns: ‘I deserve to play just as much as he does’

With Anthony Rizzo due to come off the COVID-19 injured list sometime soon, New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit said he still expects to play when the three-time All-Star returns.

“I was top-10 MVP last year and I’ve been a great player for this organization for the last three years,” Voit said after Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep of the Boston Red Sox.

“I’m not going down. I want to play. Obviously, I know it will be tough with Rizzo, but I deserve to play just as much as he does. I led the league in home runs last year. I feel really good again.”

Voit was on the injured list with knee inflammation—his third IL stint of the season—when the Yankees acquired Rizzo from the Cubs at the trade deadline. Rizzo has been out since Aug. 7, while Voit returned to the lineup on Aug. 8.

Despite struggling for most of this season after hitting 22 home runs in 56 games last year, Voit has hit .243/.317/.486 with 3 homers and 9 RBIs in 10 games since his return, including a home run in the second game of the doubleheader.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 18, 2021 at 08:52 AM | 14 comment(s)
  Beats: anthony rizzo, luke voit, yankees

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Yankees To Acquire Anthony Rizzo | MLBTR

5:47 pm: In exchange, Chicago will pick up two prospects — outfielder Kevin Alcantara and right-hander Alexander Vizcaino –– Curry reports. He adds that the Cubs will retain the entirety of Rizzo’s remaining salary.

Hombre Brotani Posted: July 29, 2021 at 07:01 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: alexander vizcaino, anthony rizzo, cubs, kevin alcantara, trade, yankees

Monday, March 29, 2021

Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo doesn’t expect extension by Opening Day: ‘I can’t tell you what the future holds’

The Chicago Cubs core that ended the 108-year World Series drought in 2016 may be entering its final season together. The Cubs said goodbye to Jon Lester and Kyle Schwarber this past offseason, and stalwarts Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo will become free agents after the season. Bryant continues to be a popular name on the trade rumor circuit.

Contract extensions with Baez and Rizzo seem more likely than an extension with Bryant, though Rizzo confirmed no deal is imminent Monday morning. He does not want to negotiate during the season and said the two sides won’t have an extension in place before Opening Day.

Rizzo also said, “I can’t tell you what the future holds,” according to Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 29, 2021 at 01:20 PM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: anthony rizzo, cubs

 

 

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