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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 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

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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

Anthony Rizzo (back) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Braves.

Rizzo was in the initial lineup, but Joe Maddon decided it would be better to give his star slugger a day of rest. Javier Baez will take a crack at first and is hitting sixth. Unless word surfaces to the contrary, Rizzo should be considered day-to-day.
Jun 10 - 5:04 PM

Anthony Rizzo is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

He'll get a breather against Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin. Jason Heyward is also sitting out versus the southpaw, as the Cubs have Kris Bryant at first base, Javier Baez at third and Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur in the corner outfield spots.

Anthony Rizzo launched his 13th home run of the season on Saturday as the Cubs topped the Diamondbacks 5-3 in Chicago.

Rizzo's eighth-inning blast provided a valuable insurance run and capped off the scoring in the contest. Rizzo also singled, finishing the afternoon 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored. After a slow start to the season, he has picked up the pace offensively this week and is now hitting .246/.383/.518 with 13 homers, 40 RBI and two stolen bases.
Jun 4 - 5:33 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.

The double was a gift from Chris Owings, who misplayed the ball in center field. Still, Rizzo will take it after a rough stretch at the plate. His average is at .246 for the season, but he's still providing plenty of production with a .385 on-base percentage and .508 slugging percentage.
Jun 3 - 5:56 PM

Anthony Rizzo notched an RBI double in Monday's win over the Dodgers.

The Cubs plated two runs in the fifth on a Jason Heyward infield single and Rizzo's double and that wound up being enough. Rizzo also reached on a hit by pitch. The first baseman has really been fighting it over the last few weeks but has reached base five times over the last two days.
May 30 - 8:43 PM

Depth Charts

C1Miguel Montero
2David Ross
3Willson Contreras
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Chris Coghlan
3Tommy La Stella
SS1Addison Russell
2Javier Baez
3B1Kris Bryant
2Christian Villanueva
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Jorge Soler
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
3Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Jon Lester
3John Lackey
4Jason Hammel
5Kyle Hendricks
6Aaron Brooks
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Pedro Strop
3Justin Grimm
4Trevor Cahill
5Travis Wood
6Spencer Patton
7Gerardo Concepcion
8Carl Edwards Jr.
9Clayton Richard
10Zac Rosscup
11Joe Nathan