Anthony Rizzo 44 | First Base

Chicago Cubs

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Thu. Sep 18, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rizzo is out of the lineup Thursday against the Dodgers, MLB.com reports. Impact: 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.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Rizzo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Reds. Impact: 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 start at first base for the Cubs.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 16, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) likely will play every other day, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: 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 the rest of the season.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) will return to the lineup Monday, batting third against the Reds. Impact: The Cubs' starting first baseman has been sidelined with the back injury since August 26, and will return for owners at a perfect time for those in weekly leagues. It has truly been a breakout season for Rizzo, and he'll be among the first handful of first basemen drafted in fantasy leagues in 2015.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Rizzo played the hero Monday night, hitting a walk-off home run in the ninth inning. Impact: 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.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 15, 2014
News: Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Impact: Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base.(STATS, 5:10pm)
Sep 14, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. Impact: Rizzo appears on the verge of a return after taking part in baseball activities Friday, but he will be held out Sunday to get another day of rest. Rizzo could be back in the lineup as soon as Monday.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 13, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Saturday against the Pirates. Impact: Rizzo took on-field batting practice and ran the bases prior to Friday's game, typically the final hurdles a player must clear before returning to action. The hope seems to be that he'll be back in the lineup for Monday's series opener against Cincinnati.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 12, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) took batting practice and ran the bases before Friday's game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: Rizzo appears to be getting closer and closer to a return to the field, but the indication is still that Monday will be his return date. Either way, the Cubs will enjoy a boost to the middle of their lineup when he finally returns.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) took batting practice on the field prior to Wednesday's game, the Associated Press reports. Impact: He's increasing his activity this week, having taken a lighter BP session prior to Tuesday's game. Rizzo could return in the coming days, but the Cubs have no incentive to push him back into the lineup if he's still feeling any pain in his back.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 10, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday. Impact: He took grounders and light batting practice before Tuesday's game, but is still likely a few days away from returning to the Cubs' lineup. Mike Olt will start at first base.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) fielded grounders and took light batting practice prior to Tuesday's game, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Impact: After taking part in on-field activities for a second straight day, Rizzo said that he hopes to return to the lineup before the end of this weekend's series in Pittsburgh. Manager Rick Renteria was predictably non-committal, but did say that Rizzo didn't seem to have any residual effects from his first on-field batting practice Monday. While the Cubs have nothing to gain by rushing him back, it sounds like Rizzo will be back in action no later than early next week.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) remains out of the lineup Monday. Impact: Mike Olt will get the start at first, which is no surprise, as Rizzo remains out indefinitely. The Cubs said that Rizzo would be on the DL right now if rosters hadn't expanded this month, so it's conceivable he could miss another week or more with the back injury.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) took pain-free batting practice Monday and is optimistic he'll be able to return for the Cubs' weekend series with the Pirates, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Impact: Rizzo hasn't played since Aug. 26, sitting out each of the club's last 12 games. There was some worry that he might be at risk of missing the rest of the season after the Cubs ruled him out indefinitely early last week, so the reported progress is somewhat reassuring for those fantasy owners who continued to hang onto him. The first baseman will likely still have to go through a more strenuous circuit of exercises before he's given clearance to return, leaving Mike Olt to assume the bulk of the duties at the position until Rizzo is ready to go.(RotoWire, )
Anthony Rizzo
2014 Season
AVG
.279
HR
31
RBI
74
RUNS
86
Bio
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 240  Age: 25
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 8/8/1989, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2011
Salary: $1,535,714
Injury Status
No Current Injury