Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
2 weeks ago

Rizzo went 2-for-3 and hit his first home run of spring training in Thursday's loss to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

After missing some time with a back injury last week, it's good to see Rizzo look healthy at the plate. Rizzo took Seattle lefty James Paxton deep in the first inning. The Cubs slugger only hit eight of his 32 home runs against lefties last season, so any gains he makes in that department only enhance his fantasy value.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Rizzo (back) returned to action Monday, going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the spring training win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo had been held out the past few days with lower-back tightness, so it's good to see him back on the field. Cubs manager Joe Maddon relayed Sunday that Rizzo would play Monday and Tuesday, so assuming he has no setbacks, the star slugger should be right back out there in the exhibition game against Team Italy.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Cubs skipper Joe Maddon confirmed that Rizzo (back) will play in Monday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo has been out the last couple of days with lower-back tightness, but the first baseman was never at much risk of a long-term absence. Maddon indicated that in addition to playing Monday, Rizzo will also take the field in Tuesday's exhibition with Team Italy in their preparation for the World Baseball Classic.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Rizzo (back) says that he expects to play in Monday's Cactus League game against the Angels, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo has been dealing with lower back tightness over the past few days, but says that it is nothing serious. His return to action is a welcome sight for the Cubs.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Rizzo (back) is expected to play in Tuesday's World Baseball Classic game against Team Italy, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo has been battling tightness in his lower back for the past several days, but it appears to be nothing of serious concern. That said, Rizzo's condition should still be monitored throughout the WBC, which runs through March 22.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
3 weeks ago

Rizzo (back) remains out of the Cubs' Cactus League lineup Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chicago remains conservative with the Cubs' masher after scratching him from the starting order Thursday. Fantasy drafters shouldn't panic, but they should remain diligent in reading updates on the prospective first-round pick in mixed leagues as their draft approaches.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
4 weeks ago

Rizzo is experiencing lower back tightness and has been scratched from the Cubs' Cactus League lineup Thursday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears to be a safety measure, but Chris Dominguez will replace him at first base. Rizzo's status is worth watching, but unless the injury worsens in the coming days or weeks, the 27-year-old should remain a steady first-round mixed fantasy pick.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
6 months ago

Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI single and a run in Friday's 7-3 victory over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman came through with a timely hit in the eighth that plated Dexter Fowler and Kris Bryant. Rizzo has enjoyed a solid September and has hit safely in eight of his last 11 while knocking in seven runs over that span.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
6 months ago

Rizzo is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Rizzo started the last 10 games at first base after receiving back-to-back days off, but manager Joe Maddon decided to hold him out Thursday in order to rest. Javier Baez will cover first base for the Cubs on Thursday night.

Anthony Rizzo
1B CHC
6 months ago

Rizzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI double, another two-bagger and a run in Friday's 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging first baseman now has hits in seven straight, with four multi-hit efforts over that span. Rizzo has smacked three doubles and five homers overall in September as well, after notching only a pair of round-trippers in August. His 104 RBI are a new career high and he remains just a homer short of equaling the career-best 32 he posted in 2014.