'Yankees could lose Anthony Rizzo to AL West rival,

Anthony Rizzo to AL West rival,

The New York

Yankees could be bracing for another loss to the Houston Astros

The Athletic’s Ken

Rosenthal reports “The Astros have identified Anthony Rizzo as their No

They also

are considering Yuli Gurriel and José Abreu, but signing Rizzo would serve the dual purpose



Rizzo opted out

of his two-year, $32 million contract after the Astros won the World Series

The Yankees

countered by extending the qualifying offer to the 33-year-old, so New York will receive draft-pick

However Rosenthal

notes if Rizzo “accepts the team’s qualifying offer, he would earn a higher one-year

The San Francisco

Giants also have been linked to Rizzo, who tied his career high with 32 home

Expect the

Yankees to make a push to re-sign Rizzo, who the club acquired from the Chicago

He played

130 of the Yankees’ 162 regular-season games and started all nine postseason games but was shut down

Some races close, but

midterms changed little in New Jersey