Anthony Rizzo RUMORS & NEWS

  • MLB wants Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Major League Baseball wants a Chicago Cubs slugger involved in the Home Run Derby. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the league is lobbying Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo to participate in the Derby in Miami. Rizzo, in particular, is a Florida native, and there would certainly be..." June 30

  • Anthony Rizzo blasts Miguel Montero for ripping Cubs pitchers

    Chicago Sun-Times "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo blasted teammate Miguel Montero over the catcher’s comments that blamed pitcher Jake Arrieta for allowing seven stolen bases in a 6-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night. “It really sucked because the stolen bases go to me, and when you really look..." June 28

  • Padres manager explains why retaliation against Anthony Rizzo would have been ‘asinine’

    Fox Sports "Anthony Rizzo did more damage against the Padres in the Cubs’ 4-0 win on Tuesday. One night after his home-plate collision – which was deemed illegal by Major League Baseball – Rizzo homered to lead off the bottom of the first inning. Some wondered whether the Padres would plunk Rizzo in..." June 21

  • Anthony Rizzo won’t be disciplined for sliding into Austin Hedges

    Hardball Talk "Earlier, Craig wrote about Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo‘s slide into Padres catcher Austin Hedges last night, which violated Rule 7.13. Padres manager Andy Green called the slide “fairly egregious,” “disheartening,” and “a cheap shot.” There was a possibility that Rizzo could have received..." June 21

  • MLB tells Cubs, Padres that Anthony Rizzo collision violated rule

    Fox Sports "Padres manager Andy Green was correct to question the legality of Anthony Rizzo’s collision with catcher Austin Hedges in Monday night’s game between the Padres and Cubs. Major League Baseball, according to sources, informed both clubs Tuesday that Rizzo was in violation of Rule 7.13, which the..." June 20

  • Padres manager accuses Rizzo of 'cheap shot,' and Padres Radio Twitter refuses to stay classy, San Diego

    CSN Chicago "What at the time was a game-saving play ended up being mighty costly for the San Diego Padres on Monday night at Wrigley Field — and manager Andy Green was none too pleased. Green voiced his displeasure postgame with what he called a "cheap shot" executed by Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo in..." June 20

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo gets on base for 5th straight time to start game

    ESPN "It's no longer a gimmick. The Chicago Cubs have a new leadoff hitter, as Anthony Rizzo got on base for the fifth consecutive time to start a game after doubling and scoring in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The former middle-of-the-order top-five MVP candidate is now..." June 19

  • Rizzo: 'I'm statistically the greatest leadoff hitter of all time'

    CSN Chicago "Anthony Rizzo has kind of nailed this whole leadoff thing. The Cubs' slugging first baseman has thrived in his first two games as the team's unorthodox leadoff man, smacking leadoff homers in each of the last two games to go along with other offensive highlights. As he yelled in the dugout..." June 15

  • Cubs to bat Anthony Rizzo in leadoff spot against Mets

    Fanrag Sports "The Chicago Cubs are the defending World Series champions, but the “North Siders” haven’t been playing like it — that’s for sure. As a result of their recent struggles, the Cubs and manager Joe Maddon appear to be heading in yet another new direction with their lineup. On Tuesday afternoon, the..." June 13

  • X-rays negative on Anthony Rizzo’s forearm after fastball from Aroldis Chapman

    Chicago Tribune "The hurt, when it happened, was not so good. But Anthony Rizzo’s left forearm didn’t feel bad enough for him to leave Sunday’s game after he was hit with a 98.6 mph Aroldis Chapman fastball to force in the tying run in the ninth inning of what turned out to be an 5-4, 18-inning loss to the..." May 08

  • Epstein told Rizzo he would reacquire him after dealing him from Red Sox

    Boston Globe "The list of Cubs players and officials with ties to the Red Sox is long, creating an atmosphere and a sort of reunion when the reigning champions spend the next three games in Boston. Theo Epstein and Jon Lester, in many ways, are the headliners of the reunion tour, but many, many others who were..." April 28

  • Anthony Rizzo wants more drug testing in wake of Starling Marte PED suspension

    CBS Sports "Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games Tuesday after failing a test for performance-enhancing drugs . Predictably, baseball players have since voiced their opinions on everything , from Marte to punishments and so on. One player who offered some criticism -- not of..." April 19

  • Anthony Rizzo was ‘horrified’ by David Ross’ ‘Magic Mike’ routine on DWTS

    Fox Sports "David Ross’ first couple of performances on “Dancing with the Stars” were very family-friendly, as he pranced around the stage to “Go, Cubs, Go” and “Bust a Move.” But things definitely took a turn on “Vegas night” this week. And former Cubs teammate Anthony Rizzo wasn’t sure how to..." April 04

  • Thanks to a World Series bet, Reynolds Wrap will release 'Rizzo Wrap'

    Chicago Tribune "Talk about a liner to first base. Anthony Rizzo will grace boxes of Reynolds Wrap this summer as payoff for a bet the Cubs first baseman made with the aluminum foil company before last season's start. The wager: If the Cubs won the World Series, Reynolds would create Rizzo Wrap. The limited..." April 02

  • Anthony Rizzo inspired the Cubs with naked speeches during the World Series

    CBS Sports "For the first time in 108 years, the Chicago Cubs are in spring training as defending World Series champions. They capped off a historic regular season with a dramatic comeback in the Fall Classic last year, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the series to win Game 7. Clearly, the Cubs had talent...." March 14

  • Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo leads charge to support badly beaten student

    Fox Sports "The story horrified Rizzo, just was it would horrify any person with a conscience. On Feb. 3, officials from Kenyon Woods Middle School told parents that a student physically assaulted another student and left him severely beaten. That student was Henry, a seventh grader who turns 13 on..." February 26

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo 'I Wouldn't Have Boycotted Trump White House'

    TMZ "Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo says he's an athlete -- not a politician -- and would NOT have boycotted a visit to Donald Trump's White House. The World Series champ was at LAX wrapping up a quick L.A. vacation when we asked how he felt about the Patriots players refusing to take their..." February 14

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo reaches out to victim of school attack in Chicago

    CBS Sports "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo helps people regularly with his Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. We've covered him writing a letter and donating money to a cancer patient before and his generosity is once again on display. Rizzo is reaching out to Henry Sembdner, a 12-year-old from the Chicago..." February 07