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Anthony Rizzo | First Baseman | #44

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 went 2-for-4 with a home run and drove in four runs in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates.
He drove in the first run the hard way -- by getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded. He singled to center in the fourth inning to plate Kris Bryant, then drove in Bryant again by homering to right in the eighth. Rizzo is slashing .277/.400/.518 with five homers and 15 RBI. Apr 27 - 12:20 AM

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Anthony Rizzo hit a two-run homer in the Cubs' loss to the Reds on Sunday.

Rizzo took Bronson Arroyo deep in the top of the fourth inning but the Cubs weren't able to overcome a rough start by John Lackey. Rizzo has homered in three straight games, tallying a total of eight RBI during that short stretch.
Apr 23 - 3:47 PM

Anthony Rizzo blasted a three-run homer on Saturday as the Cubs clobbered the Reds in Cincinnati.

Rizzo belted a three-run homer in his final at-bat on Friday which tied the game in the ninth inning and he replicated the feat off of Reds starter Cody Reed in the first inning on Saturday. He finished the afternoon 2-for-3 plus a walk with three runs scored and three RBI. Rizzo is now hitting .299/.420/.507 with three homers and nine RBI on the year.
Apr 22 - 4:36 PM

Anthony Rizzo launched a game-tying three-run homer in the ninth inning Friday against the Reds.

The Cubs were down to their final out before Rizzo took Michael Lorenzen deep to tie things up. They eventually won the game in the 11th. Rizzo went 1-for-5 with a walk on the night. He has hit safely in 10 straight games and owns a .286/.408/.444 batting line with two homers and six RBI through 16 games on the young season.
Apr 21 - 11:43 PM

Anthony Rizzo singled, drew a walk, and stole his second base of the season Monday versus the Brewers.

But the top of the Cubs' lineup was mostly held quiet by the Milwaukee pitching staff. Rizzo, who finished the night 1-for-3, is batting .280 with an .800 OPS through 13 regular-season games.
Apr 17 - 11:12 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 and hit his first homer of the year Thursday off the Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu.

The Cubs are 6-3 even though both Kris Bryant and Rizzo have been pretty cold in the early going. This is the first homer either have hit. Rizzo had just one RBI in eight games before driving in two runs today.
Apr 13 - 5:31 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a pair of singles in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.

Rizzo has been strangely quiet so far this season so it was nice to see him put some hits in the box score, even if they were of the lowliest variety. The perennial MVP candidate is batting just .212/.316/.242 with zero home runs and one lonely RBI. It is only a matter of time before he starts crushing baseballs again.
Apr 13 - 12:23 AM

Anthony Rizzo knocked in Jon Jay with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cubs a 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Monday.

The Dodgers had Kenley Jansen ready to go in the bottom of the ninth, but they left Sergio Romo in anyway after Romo pitched a scoreless eighth. He gave up a leadoff single to Jon Jay before being replaced by Jansen. A groundout and a strikeout followed, but Jay was able to advance to third and Rizzo hit a line drive to left to win the game (it was credited as a single, though it would have been a double). It was just Rizzo's fifth hit in 29 at-bats, and it gave him his first RBI of the year.
Apr 11 - 1:50 AM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's Cactus League loss to the Brewers.

Rizzo cracked his solo homer off of Brent Suter with two outs in the first inning. That was his second dinger of the spring. A fantasy stalwart, Rizzo slugged 32 homers and drove in 109 runs while slashing .292/.385/.544 during the past campaign.
Mar 18 - 7:35 PM

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 and hit a solo home run in a Cactus League loss to the Mariners on Thursday.

Rizzo took Mariners left-hander James Paxton deep in the first inning for his first home run of the spring. He has a .444 batting average and 1.504 OPS in nine Cactus League at-bats after missing four games with back tightness. The star first baseman hit .292/.385/.544 with 32 home runs and 109 RBI in 2016. He is worth a first-round draft pick in all fantasy formats.
Mar 9 - 6:40 PM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is in the Cubs' starting lineup for Monday's exhibition game against the Angels.

Rizzo missed four straight Cactus League games due to back tightness. It's something that he probably could have played through if this were the regular season. No worries here in early March.
Mar 6 - 10:14 AM

Anthony Rizzo (back) is expected to return to the Cubs lineup on Tuesday against Team Italy.

Rizzo is dealing with tightness in his back and has already missed three games. There's still plenty of time for him to get ready prior to Opening Day.
Mar 4 - 11:42 AM

Anthony Rizzo remains out of the Cubs' lineup on Saturday due to lingering tightness in his back.

It's the third straight day that the slugger has been held out of action. Rizzo is still considered day-to-day and there's no reason to believe that the injury will impact his availability for Opening Day, though back injuries can tend to linger throughout the season.
Mar 4 - 10:07 AM

Anthony Rizzo was scratched from the Cubs' lineup Thursday because of back tightness.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said the star first baseman is day-to-day. It's no big deal here in early March. Rizzo, 27, batted .292/.385/.544 with 32 home runs and 109 RBI in 155 regular-season games last year for the World Series-champion Cubs. He is 1-for-3 with three walks through three Cactus League games.
Mar 2 - 11:19 AM

Anthony Rizzo was named as the 2016 winner of the Rawlings Platinum Glove in the National League.

Rizzo was presented the award on Friday at Gold Gloves Award ceremony. The 27-year-old first baseman is the youngest player in Cubs' history to receive a Gold Glove Award and the first member of the franchise to take home a Platinum Glove.
Sat, Nov 12, 2016 08:50:00 AM