Anthony Rizzo optimistic about extension with Chicago

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.


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