Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 17 hours ago

Rizzo went 2-for-5 Saturday with two runs scored and his first two steals of the season.

He came into the game with just 16 career steals, so Rizzo's sudden friskiness on the basepaths isn't likely to be repeated any time soon. He's working on a modest five game hitting streak, raising his slash line on the season to .281/.467/.406.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 4 days ago

Rizzo hit his first homer of the year Wednesday in a win over the Reds.

The first-inning two-run shot was the finishing touch on a strong series for Rizzo against Cincinnati. After he started the season just 2-for-14, Rizzo went 4-for-10 with three walks and no strikeouts over three games with the Reds in town.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 week ago

Rizzo has already been hit by four pitches this season.

Just in case you were wondering why Rizzo had a .500 on-base percentage despite just two hits and two walks this year. Expect more balls to hit his bat and fewer to hit his body in the coming months.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 week ago

Rizzo went hitless in the Cubs' opening two-game series against the Cardinals, but reached base three times and scored the winning run in Wednesday's game.

It's only two games, no reason to panic that Rizzo isn't going to be a top first baseman this season. Especially since he's headed to Coors Field to play the Rockies this weekend.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 1 month ago

Rizzo went 1-for-2 with an RBI double in a win over the Mariners on Saturday.

Rizzo is just 4-for-28 this spring, and Saturday's double was his first extra-base hit, but his place in the Cubs' lineup is secure.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 7 months ago

Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a home run in the Cubs' 5-2 win over the Brewers on Sunday.

He has three multi-hit games since returning from injury Sept. 15. he's hit in eight of 11 games in that span. He'll end his season with strong numbers, with 32 home runs and 78 RBIs.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 7 months ago

Rizzo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports.

Sticking with the Cubs' plan to play him every other day while he nurses a back issue, Rizzo will sit after going 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored Wednesday. Mike Olt, who figures to form the other half of the timeshare at first base, will enter Thursday's lineup.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 7 months ago

Rizzo will likely play every other day going forward, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

After hitting a walk-off home run to win Monday's game, Rizzo is out of the lineup Tuesday as he continues to struggle with a lingering back issue. With the Cubs out of contention and looking to preserve the slugger's health, Rizzo will play every other day until further notice.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 7 months ago

Rizzo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds.

Rizzo is coming off a lengthy absence and is just 2-for-18 (.111) in his career against Reds starter Johnny Cueto, so manager Rick Renteria decided to hold him out Tuesday. Chris Valaika will get the start at first base for the Cubs.

Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 7 months ago

Rizzo played the hero Monday night, hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth inning.

It was a nice return for Rizzo, who had missed the last 18 games with a back issue. The slugging first baseman collected two hits on the night and now has 31 home runs and 72 RBI for the season. After an All-Star first half, Rizzo has not slowed down since the Mid-Summer Classic, hitting .284 with 11 homers after the break.