Anthony Rizzo 44 | First Base

Chicago Cubs

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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rizzo (back) is out of the lineup Friday against the Cardinals. Impact: Rizzo hoped to return to the lineup Friday, but his back injury appears to be lingering around. With the Cubs out of the playoff race, they aren't inclined to rush him back, and will give the start to Chris Valaika again Friday, batting eighth for the Cubs.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 29, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) hope to return to the lineup Friday,'s Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: He woke up feeling better Thursday morning, but his back still bothers him when he extends it by swinging. The Cubs made the prudent move by giving him an extra day off to recuperate. He should be back in the lineup soon.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 28, 2014
News: Rizzo (back) is out of the lineup Thursday against the Reds,'s Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: Rizzo, who said he first experienced the back tightness during a rain delay Tuesday, will miss his second straight game. He was initially hopeful to return to the lineup Thursday, but he'll have to delay those plans at least another day while he takes some more time off to recuperate.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 27, 2014
News: Manager Rick Renteria said Rizzo (back) is day-to-day and the team hopes that after treatment Wednesday, Rizzo will be back in the lineup Thursday,'s Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: He's out of the lineup Wednesday after being lifted from Tuesday's game with lower-back tightness, but fortunately it sounds like he'll be back in the middle of the Cubs' lineup in short order.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 27, 2014
News: Rizzo (lower back) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds,'s Carrie Muskat reports. Impact: Rizzo was lifted from Tuesday's game after experiencing lower-back tightness. The Cubs haven't issued any word regarding the severity of Rizzo's condition, but it's believed to be strictly a day-to-day concern. Chris Valaika will step into the lineup at first base Wednesday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 27, 2014
News: Rizzo left Tuesday in the eighth with lower back tightness. Impact: Rizzo drilled his 30th homer earlier in the contest as the Cubs moved within 3 1/2 games of the fourth-place Reds.(STATS, 0:35am)
Tue. Aug 26, 2014
News: Rizzo left Tuesday's game against the Reds in the eighth inning with lower-back tightness, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Impact: It's not apparent when exactly Rizzo suffered the injury, but it's possible it occurred while he was running out a ground out in the seventh inning. The first baseman did reach the 30-homer plateau with a solo shot in the first inning, before he was replaced by Chris Valaika later on.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's rain-shortened 2-0 win over the Giants. Impact: With Tuesday's game being called after the top of the fifth inning, Rizzo's homer held up as the game-winner. It was also the 13th of his 29 homers that has given the Cubs the lead -- no small feat considering the team is 15 games under .500. He's been simply superb for the Cubs since May and looks like he'll be a cornerstone piece in a lineup that should vastly improve over the next couple of seasons.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 18, 2014
News: Rizzo hit his 28th home run of the season in Monday's win over New York, going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Impact: Rizzo continues to put up very good numbers for the Cubs this year, now hitting .276/.376/.507 with 67 RBI, and securing his place among the league's top first basemen in the process.(RotoWire, )
Anthony Rizzo
2014 Season
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
Day to day. (Left game - lower back tightness)