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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Anthony Rizzo (back) is out again Thursday.
Rizzo also sat out Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's series-opener against the Reds with lower back tightness. He's still considered day-to-day. Chris Valaika will start at first base in Thursday's series finale. Aug 28 - 9:30 AM

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Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday.

Rizzo exited Tuesday's game due to lower back tightness. It's not considered a big deal, but the Cubs want to be safe. Rizzo should be back in there in a day or two. Chris Valaika is playing first base Wednesday.
Aug 27 - 2:20 PM

Anthony Rizzo left Tuesday's game against the Reds as a precaution due to lower back tightness.

The Cubs double-switched him out of the game with a three-run lead. Rizzo should have a shot to return to the lineup on Wednesday. He slugged his 30th homer of the season in one of his four at-bats before exiting.
Aug 26 - 10:40 PM

Anthony Rizzo's first-inning, two-run home run was the deciding factor in the Cubs' win over the Giants on Thursday -- a game resumed from Tuesday.

The Giants won a protest and Tuesday's match against the Cubs was resumed on Thursday with the Cubs leading 2-0 in the bottom of the fifth. The Giants scored once in the sixth, but Rizzo's home run two days ago stood the test of time and was the reason the Cubs won. Rizzo finished 2-for-4, his other hit being a double. The first baseman now has 29 home runs, 69 RBI, and a .279/.377/.515 slash line.
Aug 21 - 8:21 PM

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

Rizzo walked in the fourth inning, doubled and scored in the sixth inning, and then hit a solo shot off in the eighth inning. The 25-year-old first baseman had been in a mild slump for part of August but still has a fantastic .276/.376/.507 batting line with 28 home runs and 67 RBI in 122 games this season.
Aug 18 - 3:13 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit his 26th home run of the season in a win over the Brewers on Tuesday.

Rizzo took Brewers starter Wily Peralta deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning. The first baseman is now second in the National League with 26 homers, and his 76 runs scored are third-most in the NL. He's hitting .278/.379/.501 on the season.
Aug 12 - 10:52 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Monday and is hitting .191 in 41 at-bats in August.

Rizzo has been stuck on 25 homers for 19 games now, though he remains in second place in the NL, three ahead of Marlon Byrd (and six behind Giancarlo Stanton).
Aug 11 - 11:45 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a walk-off single in the 12th inning to give the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Rays on Sunday.

With two runners on and one out, Rizzo hit a single off left-hander Cesar Ramos to send the Cubs home victorious. He finished 2-for-6, bringing his overall line to .280/.381/.500.
Aug 10 - 8:46 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not playing Thursday vs. the Rockies.

It's a routine day of rest for the first baseman, who's batting .281/.384/.506 with 25 homers and 61 RBI. Chris Valaika will get the nod instead versus Colorado.
Aug 7 - 12:20 PM

Anthony Rizzo continued his hot hitting on Tuesday, blasting two home runs in the Cubs' 6-0 win over the Padres.

Rizzo hit solo shots in the third and seventh innings, giving him 25 on the year. That's now the most in the National League, and what's more, he's hit five in the team's four games since the All-Star break. Rizzo won the Final Vote in the NL, and he's proving all his backers right with his strong start to the second half.
Jul 22 - 11:01 PM

Anthony Rizzo singled and hit a solo home run in four at-bats, but the Cubs were dispatched by the D'Backs 3-2 on Sunday.

Rizzo went deep for the 23rd time this season, belting a solo home run to right field off of Josh Collmenter. The blast gave the Cubs a 1-0 lead at the time, but did not stick. Rizzo has had an incredible season, slashing .281/.384/.522 with 53 RBI and 65 runs scored.
Jul 20 - 7:21 PM

Anthony Rizzo hit a pair of homers to plate three of the Cubs' four runs on Friday.

Rizzo had his second two-homer game of the year, and he's up to 22 homers in 349 at-bats overall. Last year, he hit 23 homers in 606 at-bats. It probably should be noted that he had 40 doubles last year and just 15 so far this year, but we're not complaining.
Jul 19 - 1:04 AM

Anthony Rizzo finished first in the balloting for the National League Final Vote.

Rizzo beat out Justin Morneau, Anthony Rendon, Casey McGehee, and Justin Upton to secure the first All-Star selection of his career. The 24-year-old has been excellent this season, batting .277/.386/.406 with 20 home runs and 49 RBI over 89 games.
Jul 10 - 5:14 PM

Anthony Rizzo provided his club's only offense, lacing a solo home run in the third inning in Wednesday's loss against the Reds.

Rizzo also singled and walked. His solo shot off of Alfredo Simon, which tied the game at 1-1, was his 20th of the season and his 49th RBI. The first baseman is also slashing .280/.387/.512. Rizzo is one of five National League finalists in the All-Star Game final vote.
Jul 9 - 10:08 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run in Tuesday night's loss to the Reds.

Rizzo hit one of the team's three home runs against Reds spot starter David Holmberg, his 19th of the season and his sixth against a left-hander. The first baseman and possible All-Star is batting .277/.383/.502 with 48 RBI and 58 runs scored on the year.
Jul 9 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup