Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said Friday that he’s optimistic regarding a contract extension with the team.
Rizzo is on the the final year of his 7-year, $41 million contract he signed in 2013 and he’s due to make $16,500,000 this season.
He also stated that he’d like a deal to be done before Opening Day beginning on April 1.
The 31-year-old will become an unrestricted free agent ahead of the 2022 season.
Rizzo struggled at the plate last season, hitting a poor .222/.342/.414.
- J.T. Realmuto could make his debut Tuesday
- Kirby Yates out multiple weeks for Toronto
- Xander Bogaerts will be ready for Opening Day