Anthony Rizzo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Anthony Rizzo OK with taking pay cut for fewer games: 'We play too much baseball'

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is advocating for a shorter season, even if that means a smaller paycheck for players. "I think we play too much baseball," Rizzo said Tuesday during his weekly appearance on ESPN 1000. "Yes, guys are going to take pay cuts. But are we playing this game..." April 17

  • Cubs expect Anthony Rizzo to return ‘on time’

    Yardbarker "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo appears to be closing in on a return to action. Manager Joe Maddon said Rizzo is “on time” as he works his way back from a back problem, and has been taking swings in the batting cage. " April 14

  • Anthony Rizzo took hacks in a cage today

    Hardball Talk "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been on the disabled list two days ago, retroactive to last Friday, due to a bad back. On the bright side, this morning Rizzo hit in the cage and he’s doing just fine, so he seems poised to come off the DL this Monday, which would be his first day of..." April 12

  • Anthony Rizzo blames bad back, trip to DL on hotel bed

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Chicago Cubs on Tuesday morning announced that first baseman Anthony Rizzo was placed on the 10-day DL with “lower back tightness.” But it’s what Rizzo is blaming his latest bout with back troubles on is what makes this a quintessentially odd MLB injury story. Rizzo believes his bed at the..." April 11

  • Back injury sends Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo to disabled list

    ESPN "The Chicago Cubs have placed first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day disabled list with a back injury. The move is retroactive to last Friday as Rizzo has missed the team's past three games and was slated to miss Monday's home opener before it was snowed out." April 10

  • Anthony Rizzo could miss Cubs’ home opener with back tightness

    Yardbarker "A back issue plaguing Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo could cost him the team’s Wrigley Field opener. According to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Rizzo will sit out his third straight game on Sunday due to lower back tightness that developed early last week. Rizzo could miss Monday’s home..." April 08

  • Rizzo scratched Friday, day to day with stiff back

    MLB.com "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Brewers because of tightness in his lower back and is listed as day to day. Manager Joe Maddon said Rizzo may also skip Saturday's game against the Brewers. "It's just that tightness, back tightness," Maddon said..." April 06

  • Cubs' Rizzo rejects claim his speech to shooting victims was political

    ESPN "Saying he was there to lend support for victims and their families, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo chastised anyone who claimed he was making a political statement when he returned home to Parkland, Florida, in the aftermath of the school shooting there last week. "I thought the..." February 19

  • School shooting in South Florida: Stoneman Douglas grad Anthony Rizzo calls for 'change'

    CBS Sports "Wednesday afternoon, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel confirmed that 17 people were killed. CBS News has more on the story. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo graduated from Stoneman Douglas back in..." February 14

  • Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo To Donate $150,000 To His High School For Lights On Baseball Diamond

    CBSChicago.com "Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is donating $150,000 to his high school in Parkland, Fla., to furnish its baseball field a state-of-the-art lighting system, MLB.com reported. The donation will go to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which Rizzo graduated from in 2007 and which has named..." November 28

  • Anthony Rizzo wins Roberto Clemente award for his charitable work

    Chicago Tribune "Anthony Rizzo’s charitable contributions and involvement with pediatric cancer patients earned him baseball’s coveted Roberto Clemente Award for 2017. The award, named after the Pirates’ Hall of Fame outfielder, is presented annually to the Major League Baseball player who best represents the..." October 27