Anthony Rizzo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs need Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo to produce or else their reign as defending World Series champs is over

    NBC Chicago "Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo are the yin and yang of the Cubs lineup, the right- and left-handed forces that feed off each other, two huge building blocks for a World Series team, the smiling faces of the franchise, an ideal brand for social media and two friends close enough that Rizzo became a..." October 17

  • Cubs' Rizzo moved to tears after donating $3.5M to children's cancer research

    CBS Sports "As many people know, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma as a teenager. Rizzo underwent six months of chemotherapy, and has been in remission since. He's enjoyed a highly successful and public life since, yet he continues to take his role as a survivor..." August 30

  • Kris Bryant injury turns Anthony Rizzo into first lefty third baseman in over 20 years

    CBS Sports "The Cubs got quite the scare with one of their stars on Tuesday, but the news didn't turn out to be awful. Plus, they got some funny history out of the situation. Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been used in quirky ways this season, namely switching out gloves and playing "second base"..." August 23

  • 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