Source: USA TODAY
The Chicago Cubs have seen enough of first baseman Anthony Rizzo to agree to terms on a seven-year, $41 million contract, his agent confirmed to ESPN.
The deal was first reported by Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
Rizzo has played in 173 major leauge games. This conract could tie him to the Cubs through 2021. It contains two club options and other escalators that could raise the value to $73 million.
Rizzo, 23, is batting .280 this season with a .891 OPS and nine home runs, tied for third in the National League. The signing would solidify his status as the key to a new core the Cubs hope to rebuild around. Shortstop Starlin Castro is signed through 2019, and minor leaguers Jorge Soler and Gerardo Concepcion are the only Cubs under contract past 2014.