Cubs Sign Rizzo To Long Term Deal

Cubs Sign Rizzo To Long Term Deal

As the Chicago Cubs continue to build towards the future, they have successfully locked down one of their young stars to a long term deal. The club has announced that they have agreed to a contract extension with first-basemen Anthony Rizzo. The 23-year-old Rizzo is currently leading the Cubs in homeruns (9), batting average (.280) and runs batted in (28).  Take a look at some further details on the contract below.

The Cubs have reached agreement with Rizzo on a seven-year, $41 million contract through 2019, according to major-league sources. The deal also includes two $14.5 million club options, sources said. Thus, the total value over nine years could be $68 million; Rizzo would not receive a $2 million buyout if both options are exercised. Escalators could further increase the size of the package to $73 million, sources said.

– Fox Sports

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