Yankees get Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, cash for 2 minor leaguers

Anthony Rizzo Photo Date: 7/15/2017

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer

The New York Yankees have acquired Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo and cash for two minor leaguers in their second major trade this week for desperately needed left-handed bats.

The swap came ahead of the Major League Baseball trade deadline Friday at 4 p.m.

Earlier in the day, the Yankees announced they had gotten All-Star slugger Joey Gallo from Texas.

Rizzo is batting .248 with 14 home runs and 40 RBIs.

The 31-year-old Rizzo is a three-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner. He can become a free agent after this season. New York is fourth in the AL wild-card chase for two spots.

The Yankees lost 14-0 at Tampa Bay on Thursday.

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