Cubs Lose Rizzo to Yankees, Schwarber Joins Red Sox

The New York Yankees are emulating their past ways by aggressively pursuing star players in the present. After acquiring Joey Gallo from the Texas Rangers, they set their sights on Anthony Rizzo, whom they successfully acquired from the Chicago Cubs. The All-Star first baseman was exchanged for a couple of minor league prospects and a reported $5.5 million in cash considerations. Since Rizzo is set to become a free agent at the end of the season, this deal could be considered a short-term rental agreement.


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In response to the Yankees’ moves, the Boston Red Sox have also taken action by acquiring Kyle Schwarber from the Washington Nationals. The outfielder, who is currently on the injured list, showcased his power by hitting 16 home runs in the month of June before his setback. He has a total of 25 home runs this season. The Red Sox, leading the AL East currently, have the possibility to retain him beyond this season. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Dodgers are rumored to be pursuing a significant deal with the Nationals for pitcher Max Scherzer and shortstop Trea Turner in exchange for four prospects. If successful, this move will further strengthen one of baseball’s most formidable lineups. Scherzer will be eligible for free agency after this season, while Turner will have to wait until after the 2022 season to become a free agent.

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