Source: Yanks re-signing Rizzo to multiyear deal

Source: Yanks re-signing Rizzo to multiyear deal

Rizzo hit 32 home runs for the fourth time in his career — he has never hit more — and had 75 RBIs in 130 games despite a .224 batting average. The 33-year-old was sidelined between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18 by back pain and headaches from an epidural injection to treat his back.

Rizzo quickly became a favored teammate for many current Yankees including Aaron Judge who is also a free agent. At the recently completed GM Meetings, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated keeping Rizzo was a priority — in addition to re-signing Judge.

Rizzo’s home runs were 40% of the Yankees’ 77 by left-handed batters, and his RBIs were 37% of the 202 by New York’s lefties.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.