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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman | #44

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (0) / BOS
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Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with an RBI as the Cubs dispatched of the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.
Rizzo delivered an RBI single in the seventh inning that increased the Cubs' advantage to 4-2. He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching base safely twice in his four plate appearances. He's enjoying another solid season at the dish, slashing .271/.389/.517 with 28 homers and 84 RBI. Aug 19 - 5:34 PM

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Anthony Rizzo belted a grand slam against the Reds and finished the day 2-for-4 with two runs and four RBI in a 7-6 win on Wednesday.

His bases-loaded blast in the first inning gave the Cubs a big lead before starter Homer Bailey had recorded a single out in the contest. He doubled and scored in the third frame. The veteran first baseman is slashing .265/.385/.513 with 28 home runs, 80 RBI, 69 runs and seven steals. This is likely to be his fourth consecutive season with 30-plus dingers.
Aug 17 - 12:57 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in the Cubs' thrashing of the Reds on Monday.

Rizzo hit a two-run single in the bottom of the first inning, a solo blast in the bottom of the fourth, and another two-run single in the bottom of the seventh as Chicago rolled over Cincinnati. Rizzo has 27 home runs and 76 RBI in 115 games this season, along with a .262/.384/.505 batting line.
Aug 15 - 12:10 AM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

It's a rare day off for the slugger. Willson Contreras is handling first base, as Alex Avila is getting a start at catcher.
Aug 9 - 12:31 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and a solo shot in the Cubs' blowout win over the Diamondbacks.

Rizzo launched an opposite-field, two-run shot into the bleachers off of Patrick Corbin in the second inning and then took Rubby De La Rosa out to center field with a solo blast in the seventh. He had two of the five dingers for the Cubbies on the night. Rizzo has six home runs over 16 games since the All-Star break.
Aug 1 - 11:52 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) has returned to the Cubs' lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Rizzo missed Sunday's game with back soreness, but it's not a major concern. He'll hit third Monday against Patrick Corbin.
Aug 1 - 3:46 PM

Anthony Rizzo is absent from the Cubs' lineup Sunday due to a sore back.

It sounds like he should be fine to play Tuesday after Monday's off day. Backup catcher Victor Caratini is getting a start at first base.
Jul 30 - 11:33 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's win over the White Sox.

Rizzo crushed a solo homer off Mike Pelfrey in the fourth inning, his 24th long ball of the season. It was his first home run since July 16. Despite the little lull with the home run ball, Rizzo has been locked in of late, having picked up hits in five of his last eight at-bats. He is slashing .261/.386/.516 with the aforementioned 24 homers, plus 67 RBI, for the season as a whole.
Jul 27 - 10:58 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI on Wednesday, leading the Cubs to an 8-3 victory over their cross-town rivals.

Rizzo's bases-clearing three-run double off of James Shields in the fifth inning increased the Cubs' lead to 4-0 and proved to be the difference in the ballgame. He chipped in an RBI single in the eighth inning for good measure. Rizzo is now hitting .258/.385/.508 with 23 homers and 66 RBI on the season.
Jul 27 - 12:35 AM

Anthony Rizzo slugged a go-ahead double Saturday in the Cubs’ comeback win over the Cardinals.

The Cubs were held scoreless until the eighth inning, when they broke out for all three of their runs. The last came on an RBI double by Rizzo, who drove in Kris Bryant with a gapper to right center. That would be Rizzo’s only hit of the afternoon. The Cubs have now won seven of eight since the All-Star break while pulling within a half game of the division-leading Brewers.
Jul 22 - 7:58 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a home run and a walk in the Cubs' defeat of the Braves on Monday.

Rizzo singled in the top of the first and blasted a solo shot in the top of the seventh for his 23rd home run of the year. The star first baseman is slashing .260/.383/.522 in 91 games played.
Jul 18 - 12:04 AM

Anthony Rizzo swatted his 22nd home run of the season as the Cubs throttled the Orioles on Sunday afternoon in Baltimore.

Rizzo's two-run blast came off of Darren O'Day in the ninth inning, capping the scoring in the contest. He finished the afternoon 1-for-5 and is now slashing .257/.380/.514 with the aforementioned 22 long balls and 59 RBI on the season.
Jul 16 - 4:59 PM

Anthony Rizzo launched a two-run homer Friday against the Pirates.

Rizzo has now reached 20 homers in five straight seasons. The power is great, but he’s also showing elite plate discipline. He has more walks (54) than strikeouts (43) through 85 games this season.
Jul 7 - 6:35 PM

Anthony Rizzo finished 2-for-3 with two walks and two RBI in the Cubs' 7-3 victory over the Rays on Wednesday.

Rizzo singled and scored in the bottom of the seventh inning and he provided the host Cubs with a couple of insurance runs with his two-run double in the bottom of the eighth. The star first baseman is rocking a .904 OPS with 54 RBI and 51 runs scored in 83 games this season for Chicago. He's sitting on 19 home runs.
Jul 5 - 5:41 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Reds.

Rizzo padded out what was already a 3-0 lead with his solo homer in the seventh inning. After a dreadfully slow start to the season, the slugger has worked his way up to .258/.386/.507 triple-slash with 19 homers and 51 RBI as the weather has warmed.
Jul 2 - 4:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena