Houston, your top target is Anthony Rizzo
Houston Astros are aiming for FA first baseman Anthony Rizzo (33).
Ken Rosenthal, a columnist specializing in the Major League of “The Athletic,” introduced on the 15th (Korea Standard Time) that Rizzo is the Astros club’s No. 1 goal to recruit FA.
Houston has to find a first baseman to replace the position as the starting first baseman Yulieski Guriel qualified for the FA.
Rosenthal said the Astros are considering renewing their contract with Guriel or signing Jose Abreu, but are putting Rizzo first.
Lizzo, who has three All-Star, four Gold Gloves, and one Silver Slugger career, played 130 games for the New York Yankees last season, batting .224 with a .338 slugging percentage of 0.480 32 home runs and 75 RBIs.
Houston’s desire for Lizzo means more than just reinforcing power. Rosenthal added that Houston is seeking to weaken the Yankees’ strength by recruiting Rizzo. 안전놀이터
Lizzo, who rejected the player option ($16 million) for the 2023 season, is currently receiving a qualifying offer. If he refuses to do so, he will officially qualify for the FA, but if he accepts it, he will play for another year for the Yankees.