The New York Yankees are paying first baseman Anthony Rizzo $12 million in 2021, the final year of his contract.
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The Yankees are paying Rizzo $22 million for the 2020 season, which is the final year of his contract. They are also responsible for a $2 million signing bonus that Rizzo received when he originally signed with the team.
The Yankees’ Payroll
The New York Yankees have the highest payroll in baseball, with their 2019 opening day payroll topping out at a record $196 million. That figure includes $26.2 million in luxury tax payments, which goes to fund player benefits and revenue sharing among other things. It also includes $22 million in dead money, which is money owed to players no longer on the team. The luxury tax and dead money bring the Yankees’ total commitments to just over $244 million for 2019.
The Yankees’ payroll is expected to rise even higher in 2020, as they have several big-name free agents (including pitcher Gerrit Cole) hitting the market.
How Much Are the Yankees Paying Rizzo?
Yankees’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, is in the last year of his contract. He is set to make $20 million in 2021. Rizzo is one of the best first basemen in baseball and a fan favorite. The Yankees are hoping to resign him to a long-term contract.
In conclusion, the Yankees are paying Rizzo an annual salary of $15 million. This is a significant pay increase from his previous salary of $5 million. However, it is still significantly less than what some other first basemen are making. For example, Joey Votto is making $25 million per year and Freddie Freeman is making $23 million per year.