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  • • Zobrist a late scratch with tightness in back
    The Cubs got Anthony Rizzo back on Tuesday, but Ben Zobrist was scratched prior to the game against the Cardinals because of tightness in his back....
  • • Anthony Rizzo campaigns for shorter MLB season, even if it takes pay cuts
    The MLB season is by far longer than any other sport. At 162 games, it checks in at nearly twice as long as both the NBA and NHL. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo wants to see that change.Not only does Rizzo want a shorter season, but he’s willing to take the pay cut that would come with that.“I think we play too much baseball,” Rizzo said ...
  • • Cubs activate Rizzo to face Cardinals
    First baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected back in the Cubs' lineup on Tuesday, when they will face the Cardinals at Wrigley Field....
  • • Rizzo wants fewer games: 'We play too much'
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is advocating for a shorter season, even if that means a smaller paycheck for players....
  • • Anthony Rizzo would take pay cut to shorten MLB season?
    Anthony Rizzo thinks MLB regular-season schedules should be shorter, and he’s willing to take a pay cut to help make that happen. Speaking to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, Rizzo says the following:“I think we play too much baseball. Yes, guys are going to take pay cuts. But are we playing this game for the money or do we love this game? I know it’s both, bu...
  • • Cubs expected to activate Rizzo on Tuesday
    First baseman Anthony Rizzo is expected back in the Cubs' lineup on Tuesday, when they will face the Cardinals at Wrigley Field....
  • • Maddon expects Rizzo in Cubs' lineup Monday
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo should be back in the lineup against the Cardinals on Monday, manager Joe Maddon said....
  • • Rizzo likely to return Monday for Cards opener
    Anthony Rizzo has yet to play a game at Wrigley Field this season, but that is expected to change in a matter of days. The Cubs' All-Star first baseman remains on the 10-day disabled list with back tightness, which has prevented him from playing this week against the Pirates and Braves. But with Rizzo eligible to return on Monday against the Cardin...
  • • Cubs expect Anthony Rizzo to return ‘on time’
    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. Rizzo would be eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday, though Maddon was not completely clear whether the Cubs woul...
  • • Anthony Rizzo blames bad hotel bed for back issue
    Anthony Rizzo is on the disabled list for the first time in his career, and he thinks a hotel bed is to blame.Rizzo is sidelined due to back tightness, and he thinks a bed from the Cincinnati hotel the Chicago Cubs stayed at for their second series of the season hurt him.“I think the next time I go [to Cincinnati], I’ll sleep on the floor,” Rizzo s...
  • • Anthony Rizzo blames bad back, trip to DL on hotel bed
    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 team hotel during a recent visit to Cincinnati to play ...
  • • Rizzo blames bed, may sleep on floor in Cincy
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo thinks an uncomfortable hotel bed in Cincinnati may have contributed to his back issues. His fix: "I'll sleep on the floor."...
  • • MLB Daily Roster Roundup: Cueto, Morales, Odor, Rizzo
    ROSTER MOVES BY TEAM (April 10th) NATIONAL LEAGUE CHICAGO CUBS | Depth Chart Placed on 10-Day DL: 1B Anthony Rizzo (lower back tightness; retro to 4/6) Ben Zobrist played 1B and batted 3rd in Tuesday’s game. Promoted: 1B/OF Efren Navarro (contract purchased) CINCINNATI REDS | Depth Chart Promoted: RP Tanner Rainey (contract purchase...
  • • Cubs Select Contract Of Efren Navarro
    The Cubs have selected the contract of outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot just vacated by Anthony Rizzo, who’s headed for what the team hopes to be a brief DL stint. Navarro, who’ll soon turn 32, has seen action in five MLB campaigns. But his next trip to…...
  • • Cubs select contract of Efren Navarro
    The Cubs have selected the contract of outfielder/first baseman Efren Navarro, per a club announcement. He’ll take the roster spot just vacated by Anthony Rizzo, who’s headed for what the team hopes to be a brief DL stint.Navarro, who’ll soon turn 32, has seen action in five MLB campaigns. But his next trip to the plate will only be his 350th at th...

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Top news - Anthony Rizzo

  • • Rizzo humbled by Clemente Award honor
    Anthony Rizzo never forgot how difficult it was for his parents to deal with the news that their son had cancer, and that sparked the Cubs first baseman's efforts to help other families cope with the horrible disease....
  • • Tearful Rizzo speaks at vigil for Florida victims
    Standing on the same stage in the park where he has hosted a charity walk-a-thon, Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo tearfully addressed a prayer vigil in his hometown of Parkland, Fla., on Thursday night following the tragic shooting at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School....
  • • Rizzo heads home after tragedy at alma mater
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was headed home to Parkland, Fla., on Thursday to be with his family and the community after the tragic shooting at his alma mater, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School....
  • • Rizzo at Florida vigil: 'Something has to change'
    Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, was one of about two dozen speakers who addressed a crowd of thousands that came out to show their support at a candlelight vigil for the victims of Wednesday's massacre....
  • • Rizzo issues condolences to Florida alma mater
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo issued condolences and encouragement while sounding a note of alarm over the school shooting at his alma mater in Florida that left at least 17 dead....
  • • Rizzo enjoys time with kids at Play Ball event
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo threw plastic balls to boys and girls at the plate. He whiffed at balls thrown by Hailey Dawson, the Nevada girl who will throw the ceremonial first pitch for Saturday's Game 4 of the World Series, using her custom-made gold World Series hand....
  • • Bryzzo delivers vs. Strasburg for NLDS lead
    Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo both delivered RBI singles with two outs in the sixth inning to lead the Cubs to a 3-0 victory at Nationals Park in Game 1 of the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile....
  • • Rizzo: Parkland visit was support, not politics
    Cubs star Anthony Rizzo, a 2007 graduate of Stoneman Douglas High School, said he was in Parkland to support victims and their families after last week's mass shooting, not to make a political statement....
  • • Rizzo helps illuminate former high school field
    Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo helped raise more than $100,000 to install modern lighting at his high school's baseball field at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla....
  • • Rizzo helps begin healing process in Florida
    By now, we are conditioned to automatically associate activism in sports with protest. But there are other ways to speak up, and speak out, that are no less meaningful and important, as evidenced by J.J. Watt and Jose Altuve following Hurricane Harvey. In the aftermath of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., ...
  • • Rizzo surging on postseason's big stage
    The last two weeks of the regular season weren't the best for the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo. But it's the postseason now, and Rizzo seems to perform well under the bright lights....
  • • Cubs admire Rizzo's confidence, consistency
    He may not have gotten much recognition in terms of National League Most Valuable Player Award votes, but the Cubs know Anthony Rizzo is the heart and soul of the team....
  • • Bryzzo in need of support from rest of lineup
    With the National League Division Series presented by T-Mobile heading back to Wrigley Field tied at one game apiece, the Cubs can lament their lack of hitting -- by nearly anyone other than Kris Bryant or Anthony Rizzo, at least....
  • • Nationals keep challenging Anthony Rizzo, and Rizzo keeps beating them
    Nationals keep challenging Anthony Rizzo, and Rizzo keeps beating them...
  • • Maddon, Cubs recognize bats need to do more
    They're batting a combined .166 with one home run between them so far in the postseason. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant aren't the only ones scuffling on the Cubs, but the Dodgers have definitely stymied the pair....

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