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.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:28:14 -0800
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum loves the versatility that INF Brent Lillibridge brings to the club, and he has a chance to serve as the backup first baseman to 1B Anthony Rizzo. Cs Welington Castillo and Dioner Navarro will also work out at the position in spring training.
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:45:07 -0800
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano is projected to bat cleanup in manager Dale Sveum's lineup between 1B Anthony Rizzo (third) and 3B Ian Stewart (fifth).
Fri, 08 Feb 2013 20:42:27 -0800
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo will play for Team Italy in the World Baseball Classic, and he was willing to participate because the team will be playing first-round games in Scottsdale, Ariz.