Anthony Rizzo 44 | First Base

Chicago Cubs

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Apr 20, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rizzo (back) went 2-for-3 with two walks in Sunday's loss to the Reds. Impact: As promised, Saturday's departure with back spasms was merely precautionary. After a five-game schedule last week, Rizzo and the Cubs don't have a day off until May 1.(RotoWire, )
Apr 20, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) will be in the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports. Impact: After expressing some uncertainty about whether Rizzo would be back in the lineup Saturday following his early exit Saturday due to back spasms, manager Rick Renteria apparently felt comfortable with how the first baseman progressed in his recovery overnight. Barring a recurrence of the back woes during Sunday afternoon's tilt, fantasy owners in weekly leagues shouldn't have too much reservation about inserting Rizzo into their lineups.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Rizzo was removed from Saturday's game with back spasms but is OK, Carrie Muskat of reports. Impact: Rizzo made it seven innings, before his back starting acting up, and it sounds like his removal was largely precautionary. That said, manager Rick Renteria was non-committal when asked about Rizzo's status for Sunday, saying "we'll see."(RotoWire, )
Sat. Apr 19, 2014
News: Rizzo hit two singles in four at-bats Friday, upping his batting average to .345. Impact: Though the Cubs are struggling to score runs, it's not Rizzo's fault, as he has a hit in 10 of his last 11 games. More importantly, he's making contact, as he has struck out just once in his last 23 at-bats. Not bad for someone who struck out 127 times and hit just .233 last year.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 17, 2014
News: Rizzo went 3 for 7 in Wednesday's DH. Impact: Don't use Rizzo this weekend if you are wary since he is a career .193 hitter against the Reds.(STATS, 5:17pm)
Apr 13, 2014
News: Rizzo was 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in the first inning, but the Cubs weren't able to hang on to the early lead, falling 6-4 to the Cardinals on Sunday. Impact: Rizzo is off to a solid start to the season, hitting .319/.389/.489 with two home runs and eight RBI through the Cubs' first 12 games.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Rizzo matched a career high with four hits, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 on Wednesday night despite allowing five solo home runs. Impact: Rizzo, batting .375, is 10 for 15 (.667) during a personal-best string of four multihit performances.(STATS, 5:24pm)
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Rizzo had four hits Wednesday, his fourth multi-hit game in a row. Impact: Though he has only one home run in 32 at-bats this year, a .375/.459/.531 slash line is a nice start at the plate. The power will come.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Rizzo hit his first homer in Wednesday's 4-3 16-inning loss at Pittsburgh. Impact: Rizzo's long ball was also his first hit. He's just 1 for 9 through the first two games.(STATS, 5:18pm)
Anthony Rizzo
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 240  Age: 24
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 8/8/1989, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2011
Salary: $1,535,714
Injury Status
No Current Injury