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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 3-for-4 with an RBI and a walk Thursday against the Cardinals.
Rizzo, who came off the disabled list on Tuesday, doubled his hit total for the season; he had been 3-for-31 in seven games. Apr 19 - 5:39 PM

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Cubs activated 1B Anthony Rizzo from the 10-day disabled list.

Rizzo received some extended rest due to a back injury which stemmed from a hotel bed, but he's feeling better now. He was originally expected to be activated on Monday, but the game was postponed due to inclement weather and cold temperatures in the Chicago area.
Apr 17 - 3:13 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

He would have returned Monday, but the Cubs' game against the Cardinals was postponed. Rizzo has battled a back injury for a couple weeks but is ready to roll after a bit of rest.
Apr 16 - 4:05 PM

Cubs' manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that Anthony Rizzo (back) is on schedule to return on time.

Whether or not that means when he's first eligible to return from the disabled list on Monday remains to be seen. Rizzo has been taking swings in the batting cages and has been moving around well by all accounts.
Apr 14 - 12:19 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) hit in the batting cage on Thursday morning at Wrigley Field.

It sounds like Rizzo will be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible on Monday for the start of a three-game series against the Cardinals. This is the first career DL stint for the 28-year-old first baseman. Ben Zobrist has drawn most of the playing time at first base in his absence.
Apr 12 - 12:31 PM

Cubs placed 1B Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to April 6, with a lower back injury.

Rizzo suffered the back injury last week and sat out the final three games of the Cubs' four-game series against the Brewers. The hope is he'll be ready to come off the disabled list when first eligible next Monday for the start of a three-game set against the rival Cardinals. Ben Zobrist is starting at first base for Chicago in Tuesday afternoon's home opener against the Pirates.
Apr 10 - 10:17 AM

Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that Anthony Rizzo (back) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

The Cubs can backdate the move to last Friday, which would make Rizzo eligible to return in a week for the start of a series against the Cardinals. It sounds like the team and first baseman are just being cautious here in hopes of nipping the injury in the bud now. Victor Caratini and Ben Zobrist have played first base in Rizzo's absence.
Apr 9 - 7:16 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) remains out of the Cubs' lineup for the team's home opener on Monday.

Rizzo tweaked his back a week ago and sat out the final three games of the Brewers' series. The Cubs have a scheduled off day on Tuesday, so they might just prefer to play it safe with their stud first baseman. Ben Zobrist will fill in and bat third against Ivan Nova.
Apr 9 - 11:10 AM

Anthony Rizzo (back) could be held out of the lineup through the Cubs' home opener on Monday.

Rizzo's back first tightened up on him last Monday. He felt better after a couple days off and played Thursday, but his back got worse and he's now sat out three straight. He'll receive treatment Sunday in hopes of returning to action Monday, but it's not a given.
Apr 8 - 12:44 PM

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

Rizzo will miss the final three games of the four-game series versus the Brewers with a back issue. He's not expected to need a disabled list stint. Victor Caratini is again handling first base. Javy Baez and Ian Happ are also sitting Sunday, as Ben Zobrist is at second base and Albert Almora is in center field.

Anthony Rizzo (back) remains out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Saturday.

The Cubs' still don't believe that it's a serious issue, but they'll give him an extra day of rest rather than risking further aggravation. Once again, Victor Caratini is starting at first base and will bat sixth against Zach Davies and the Brewers on Saturday.
Apr 7 - 12:34 PM

Anthony Rizzo was scratched from the Cubs' lineup Friday due to back tightness.

Rizzo's back has acted up on him from time to time over the last few seasons, but it usually doesn't cost him more than a game or two. He's considered day-to-day. Victor Caratini has replaced him at first base.
Apr 6 - 6:01 PM

Anthony Rizzo launched a solo homer and scored two runs against the Marlins on Opening Day.

Rizzo was hit by a pitch in the first inning and eventually came around to score. Fantasy owners have become accustomed to consistent fantasy production from Rizzo — he’s hit either 31 or 32 homers in each of the last four seasons and has surpassed 101 RBI in three straight years — and there’s no reason to think it won’t continue in 2018. He’s one of the top fantasy first basemen and even qualifies at second base in some leagues thanks to Joe Maddon’s shifts.
Mar 29 - 5:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-2 and drove home three runs on Wednesday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Cubs past the Royals in Cactus League play.

Rizzo opened the game's scoring with a sacrifice fly in the third inning. He added on a two-run single in the fifth that increased their advantage to 4-1. The hard-hitting first baseman is now hitting .333 with eight RBI on the spring season.
Mar 14 - 8:06 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Rangers.

Rizzo rocked his first homer of the spring in the fourth inning of Saturday's exhibition affair. His power has been remarkably consistent over the past four seasons, as the slugger has never hit fewer than 31 bombs but also never more than 32 in a given season over that span. He figures to land around the 30-homer mark once more this year.
Feb 24 - 7:37 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2Efren Navarro
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler