Originally written June 26, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
The Anthony Rizzo era in Chicago is about to begin. Rizzo, a 22-year-old first-base phenom, was pulled from Monday afternoon's game for Class AAA (Des Moines) Iowa after two at-bats and was told he was getting his long-awaited call-up to the Cubs. Speculation had intensified during the last week that Rizzo soon would be coming up. "I think, obviously, we finally found that date," manager Dale Sveum said before the Cubs beat the New York Mets 6-1 at Wrigley Field. "We'll be getting Rizzo tomorrow. It's obviously an exciting day for us as well the organization to get him in the lineup and see what happens." Rizzo, whom the Cubs obtained from the Padres in January in a trade that sent pitcher Andrew Cashner to San Diego, will start at first base Tuesday night and be the everyday first baseman, according to Sveum. The Cubs will move current first baseman Bryan LaHair to right field after getting him starts in right during the last week to prepar...
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