Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:10:00 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits Wednesday, April 9.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 20:59:46 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo tied a career high with four hits Wednesday, April 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is the second time he has had four base hits to left field or center.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:31:12 -0700
At least three major league scouts have noticed that Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo looks more comfortable and is being more selective against left-handed pitchers this spring, and Rizzo is 5-for-11 with two doubles and two RBIs with only one strikeout against lefties in camp. Rizzo hit just .189 in 190 at-bats against southpaws last season.
Fantasy Tip: This is music to the ears of Rizzo owners expecting a breakout season. Note the small sample size, though, and take it for what it is. Still, any improvement from Rizzo against lefties is gravy.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:31:04 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (illness) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 20.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 13:01:14 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (illness) is out of the lineup Monday, Aug. 19.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:30:23 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, who has been slumping, was moved down to the No. 5 spot in the batting order on Friday, June 14. OF Nate Schierholtz moved into the three-hole on Friday. Schierholtz responded with a homer, his career-high ninth of the season, in the first inning against the New York Mets.
"Just kind of mixing it up," Sveum said. "Right now you could say (Schierholtz) is our best hitter. He's swinging the bat as good as anybody from the left side." Sveum added that he wanted to see if he could get Rizzo to relax by changing his place, but he's not worried about his first baseman.
Fantasy Tip: It's a small positive for the surprising Schierholtz, although it may not last for very long. Rizzo should be just fine in the long term, so this isn't a big deal.
Mon, 13 May 2013 05:10:43 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo agreed to a seven-year, $41 million deal through 2019 with two $14.5 million club options, sources say. The total value could be worth $68 million, and escalators could push it to $73 million. He would not receive a $2 million buyout if both options are exercised.
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 09:59:32 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBIs against the Miami Marlins Friday, April 26. It was the second multi-homer game of his career. He currently has eight homers, breaking the club record of most home runs in franchise history by a left-handed batter during the month of April. Billy Williams (1970) and Henry Rodriguez (2000) shared the previous mark of seven.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:09:39 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum came out and said players would not be tolerated on the team if they engaged in lackluster play, even singling out SS Starlin Castro and 1B Anthony Rizzo. The players were mentioned as part of Sveum's overall disappointment with errors and bad hitting, among other categories.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:10:03 -0700
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is expected to rejoin the team Saturday, March 16. He was away for the World Baseball Classic playing for Team Italy, but they have been eliminated from competition.