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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman | #44

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 6 (0) / BOS
Contract: view contract details

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Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs Wednesday in the Cubs' defeat of the visiting Mets.
Rizzo got to Bartolo Colon twice, smashing a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning and a two-run bomb in the bottom of the fifth. It was part of a six-run barrage against the Mets' veteran starter. Rizzo has a stellar .999 OPS with 24 home runs and 71 RBI in 91 games this season for the first-place Cubbies. Jul 20 - 5:18 PM

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Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Mets.

Rizzo got the scoring going in the third inning when he powered a Steven Matz offering well into the right field bleachers. Seven of the first baseman's 22 home runs this season have come against left-handed pitching. He's tied for fourth in the National League with his 22 dingers and is second with 68 RBI.
Jul 18 - 10:47 PM

Anthony Rizzo doubled in a pair of runs Saturday in the Cubs' win over Texas.

The RBI double was Rizzo's lone hit and one of only four on the afternoon for the Cubs. Rizzo has hit a ridiculous .375 this month with seven RBI in 48 at-bats. The three-time All-Star will put his 11-game hitting streak on the line in Sunday's series finale.
Jul 16 - 6:11 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits but the Cubs lost on Saturday.

He hit two doubles, one triple and one single. If he had saved yesterday's home run for today it would have been a cycle. The great game boosts his already stellar line to .290/.410/.581 with one game to go before the break.
Jul 9 - 11:08 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a home run in a loss to the Pirates on Friday.

The home run was his 21st of the season. He also walked twice. He is hitting .282/.405/.564 with 52 runs and 62 RBI. He stole 17 bases last year but has pilfered only two this year and has been caught three times. He is on pace for 40 home runs, which would smash his career high of 32 set in 2014.
Jul 8 - 11:15 PM

Anthony Rizzo had a three-run, inside-the-park homer in Wednesday’s win over the Reds.

With two runners on in the first inning, Rizzo hit a ball to left-center field which appeared to deflect off Adam Duvall’s glove and hit Billy Hamilton in the face/head. The ball then bounced to the wall, which allowed all three runs to score. It was the first inside-the-parker of Rizzo’s career. The 26-year-old has been red-hot this month and is hitting .284/.407/.576 with 19 homers and 58 RBI on the year.
Jun 29 - 4:12 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is in the Cubs' lineup Saturday versus the Marlins.

Rizzo sat out back-to-back games due to back stiffness. It has been a lingering issue, but hopefully the time off did him some good.
Jun 25 - 12:30 PM

Cubs manager Joe Madd0n said Friday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is feeling better and it's "possible" the first baseman could return to the lineup Saturday.

Rizzo is sitting out a second straight game Friday and has missed three contests over the last couple weeks with back stiffness, but it appears he's making some progress. Kris Bryant is handling first base Friday, with Javier Baez at third.
Jun 24 - 5:32 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) remained out of the Cubs' lineup Friday.

Rizzo has missed two straight games and three games over the last couple weeks with a stiff back. He's day-to-day. Kris Bryant has slid across the diamond to first base and Javier Baez will handle third base on Friday.
Jun 24 - 3:42 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Thursday that he might need to keep a closer eye on Anthony Rizzo (back) to ensure his health.

Rizzo on Thursday missed his second game in the last two weeks due to back stiffness. He had back issues in 2014, although the first baseman says this is unrelated to that. "We need a good open conversation so that we don't hurt him," said Maddon. "I don't think it's anything significant other than stiffness."
Jun 24 - 10:04 AM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is out of the Cubs' starting lineup Thursday night against the Marlins.

Willson Contreras will start at first base and bat cleanup versus Marlins lefty Wei-Yin Chen. Rizzo left Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals after experiencing back stiffness. He is day-to-day.
Jun 23 - 3:34 PM

Anthony Rizzo was lifted from Wednesday's loss to the Cardinals due to back stiffness.

Rizzo saw just two at-bats before his back flared up on him. He has dealt with back stiffness and soreness at various times this season. With the Marlins trotting out left-hander Wei-Yin Chen on Thursday, he could earn an additional day of rest. This shouldn't be considered a serious injury, just a nagging one.
Jun 22 - 6:28 PM

Anthony Rizzo homered and drove home three runs on Sunday, powering the Cubs to a 10-5 victory and a three-game sweep of the Pirates.

Rizzo got the Cubs on the board with a run-scoring single in the first inning. He then smashed a solo homer off Jameson Taillon in the fourth inning, increasing his club's early advantage to 4-0. If that wasn't enough, he tacked on another RBI single as part of a four-run uprising in the seventh. He finished the night 3-for-4 and scored a pair of runs, raising his season slash to .268/.395/.557 to go along with 17 homers and 53 RBI.
Jun 19 - 11:35 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with his 16th home run of the season, and the Cubs edged the Pirates 4-3 on Saturday.

Rizzo also doubled and walked in the game. His 16 homers are sixth-best in the National League, and he's now got 50 RBI in 65 games this year. The 26-year-old is hitting .264/.394/.545 overall.
Jun 19 - 12:22 AM

Anthony Rizzo (back) has returned to the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Rizzo was a late scratch from Friday's lineup due to a sore back. The 26-year-old slugger is hitting .259/.388/.517 with 13 homers, 43 RBI and 2 stolen bases in his 58 games this season.
Jun 11 - 2:13 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Javier Baez
3Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
3Chris Coghlan
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Mike Montgomery
6Trevor Cahill
7Travis Wood
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Joe Nathan
11Zac Rosscup