Anthony Rizzo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo blasts MLB for lack of player safety protocols during rain delays

    CBS Sports "The Chicago Cubs did not play against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night as originally planned. Rather, the game was postponed following a delay -- not due to COVID-19-related issues -- but because of torrential rain. Unfortunately, rain delays themselves have become..." July 31

  • Here are 11 best moments from Opening Day "Opening Day delivered a bit of everything. We had dominant starts by veteran aces and eye-popping hits from dynamic rookies. We also saw a star slugger return from a two-year absence, some smiles, and the realization that the sport we love is back. There were also some moments that..." July 25

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Lends Hand Sanitizer to Brewers' Orlando Arcia

    SI "With baseball finally beginning its much-anticipated 2020 season and teams back to competing for playoff positions, Friday offered fans a reminder that we're still all in this together. After singling with two outs in the third inning at Wrigley Field, Milwaukee Brewers shortstop..." July 25

  • Why return of Anthony Rizzo to Cubs' lineup more important than ever

    NBC Sports Chicago "If we’ve learned anything about the Cubs in recent days it’s how much duct tape, ingenuity and faith might be needed to keep a starting rotation intact, much less competitive as a 60-game season gets underway. Which makes the progress of three-time All-Star first baseman..." July 22

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo gets MRI for ailing back

    ESPN "Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hopes to avoid starting the season on the injured list after an MRI showed inflammation in his lower back, an issue he's dealt with several times in his career. "It's frustrating because of how physically in shape I..." July 15

  • Anthony Rizzo's MRI confirms rib inflammation

    NBC Sports Chicago "The results of Anthony Rizzo’s MRI Tuesday were in line with what the Cubs expected: rib inflammation on his left side, around where the rib attaches to the spine. That’s what has given him back spasms this Summer Camp, the team announced Wednesday. Rizzo has become..." July 15

  • Anthony Rizzo Trying To Get The Cubs and Sammy Sosa To Make Up

    Sports Gossip "The Chicago Cubs and Sammy Sosa still haven't made up. Even though the Chicago Cubs were pumping Sammy Sosa before Sunday's 30 For 30 about him and Mark McGwire, the team still hasn't invited him back to Wrigley Field in over 15 years which..." June 16

  • Anthony Rizzo Dropped a Ton of Weight Thanks to Incredible Workout Routine

    12 Up "There are many questions lingering about the currently-delayed MLB season and many may wonder how players are remaining prepared for the upcoming year. While some may be taking the time off, others have gotten to work, including the Cubs'Anthony Rizzo. Through a robust..." June 08

  • Anthony Rizzo and the rest: 2021-22 free agent first basemen

    Yardbarker "It’s an MLBTR tradition to maintain a list of not only the immediately pending group of free agents, but also those next in line. As part of the festivities, a certain number of folks fail to read the headline and prefatory language closely, thus prompting vehement protestations about..." May 01

  • Anthony Rizzo worried playing into December could 'jeopardize 2 years of baseball'

    The Score "With Major League Baseball still tossing around ideas for how to resurrect its season, the plan to play all or part of the campaign in Arizona while under strict quarantine has been met with mixed reactions. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is skeptical, but he..." April 17

  • The Case for the Cubs to Trade Anthony Rizzo as Soon as Possible

    12 Up "The Chicago Cubs aren't in the most comfortable of positions right now. They're in the crossroads of deciding whether or not to begin a rebuild or keep contending. They missed the playoffs entirely for the first time since 2014 and have changed managers, but they've still retained..." April 08

  • Cubs' Anthony Rizzo discusses potential 'sprint' of short season

    CBS Sports "With Major League Baseball on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the specifics of the 2020 season remain up in the air. A full season seems unlikely, and a condensed version could mean playing lots of doubleheaders and/or extending the playoffs into the winter. In the case of the latter, that..." March 30

  • Anthony Rizzo throws shade at Astros in middle of at-bat

    The Sports Daily "The MLB world has been relentlessly trolling the Houston Astros over their sign-stealing scandal, and ESPN opened the door for the Cubs to do exactly that during Monday’s spring training game against the Angels. ESPN mic’d up a few of the Cubs players, with Kris Bryant and..." March 03

  • Best moments involving mic'd up Cubs stars Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant

    The Score "Spring training is just a bit looser than the regular season. Case in point: Chicago Cubs stars Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant were mic'd up throughout Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Los Angeles Angels to often hilarious..." March 02

  • Anthony Rizzo: Teams are treating luxury tax like a salary cap

    Chicago Sun-Times " The question to Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber about how money changes people wasn’t even finished when a first baseman with rabbit ears piped in from four lockers away Wednesday. ‘‘Money talks,’’ Anthony Rizzo said, smiling. If that..." February 13