【N.J】 Yankees get Anthony Rizzo again, drop outfielder | ‘We’re getting one in every of our cornerstones again’ – New Jersey News

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MILWAUKEE — The Yankees held the fort with out Anthony Rizzo for greater than two weeks, profitable eight of 14 video games throughout his newest absence.

All alongside although, they longed for his return and it’s lastly occurring for Sunday’s collection finale in opposition to the Milwaukee Brewers as a result of he provides a top quality left-handed bat to assist make up for the absences of two different regulars who nonetheless are on the injured record, left fielder Andrew Benintendi and utility participant Matt Carpenter.


“With Carpenter down and Benintendi down, (Rizzo) adds that formidable left-handed bat,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “He’s in the middle of a 30-homer season. He’s a leader on the field. He’s kind of an anchor for us over there at first base. So we’re getting one of our cornerstones back.”

Rizzo will begin out batting second behind leadoff hitter Aaron Decide, who went into Sunday with 57 homers for the season however none in his final three video games.

The Yankees farmed out outfielder Estevan Florial to open up a roster spot for Rizzo, who went into the day batting .225 with 30 homers, 71 RBI and an .832 OPS in 117 video games.

“He’s one of the best first baseman in the game for a reason,” Decide mentioned of Rizzo. “He’s a constant a part of this crew and this lineup all yr lengthy. A pair again issues have popped all year long, however he’s a man who reveals up each single day able to play.

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“To get him again within the lineup, he’s a man that may work the depend and hit for energy. He’s received 30 house runs this yr, so he’s positively going to be a giant increase.

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