Yankees on brink of trading for Cubs star Anthony Rizzo

The Yankees don't appear to be stopping at Joey Gallo.

The Yankees don’t appear to be stopping at Joey Gallo.

The team is on the brink of acquiring Cubs slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the Cubs, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported.

The Yankees are on the verge of adding Anthony Rizzo to their MLB trade deadline ledger.
Charles Wenzelberg / New York

Rizzo, 31, is hitting .249 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs this season and if the deal goes through adds another power lefty bat to the Yankees’ righty-dominated lineup.

The Yankees are sending two prospects to the Cubs for Rizzo — outfielder Kevin Alcantara and pitcher Alexander Vizcaino. Both are in Low-A ball. Vizcaino was the No. 9 prospect in the Yankees system, while Alcantara was No. 12.

The Cubs are picking up the remainder of Rizzo’s contract, which gives the Yankees a few million dollars to play with ahead of Friday’s MLB trade deadline.

Rizzo, a key piece of the Cubs’ 2016 World Series team, is a free agent after this season.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Justin Terranova

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