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Anthony Rizzo Wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

Former Red Sox farmhand Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award for his work with pediatric cancer patients. After being drafted by the Red Sox at age 17, Rizzo was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in his first minor league season. After a long period of treatment, the cancer went into remission. Rizzo was initially traded to San Diego in the Adrian...
Via FenwayNation
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo’s Walk-Off Homeruns

Anthony Rizzo returned to the Cubs lineup Monday night and was the reason the Cubs won 1-0. He hit a monster homer that traveled 421 feet in the bottom of the 9th inning to give the Cubs a 1-0 walk-off win. Rizzo returning to the lineup is a good sign that his lower back is better. It is also great to see him swing the bat well and hopefully he can finish strong and put a cap...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mr. Cub: Rizzo nears return

Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo has been out since August 26 due to a lower back strain. There have been reports that Rizzo will return to action this week - perhaps as soon as today - but his status remains unclear. According to the Cubs' website, manager Rick Renteria said on Sunday, "That one I will reserve for [Monday] ... we're trying to get him out there running. I'...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs are without two of their big boppers, but that should change when the Cubs return to Wrigley Field on Monday. The Cubs expect to open their final home stand of 2014 with outfielder Jorge Soler back in the lineup, and they could possibly have first baseman Anthony Rizzo back early in the week as well -- although his return is not guaranteed for Monday.Anthony Rizzo...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro could both play again

For a while, it appeared that the season had ended early for Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, but it appears now that he may get to play again before the season officially does end. The same could hold true for shortstop Starlin Castro. This good news comes via Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat of ICYMI, #Cubs making progress: Starlin started walking without boot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo may return this weekend

The Chicago Cubs entered Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 64-79 record, last in the National League Central. It's been a tough season for the Cubs, who are 26th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 18th in ERA. On the injury front, Anthony Rizzo, who has been out with a lower back problem, could return this weekend. #454361264 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via Sports Injury Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo may get MRI on back

With the very nice news of Jorge Soler making his Wrigley Field debut on Labor Day comes the not-so-nice news about another Chicago Cubs fan favorite, first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat of tweeted that Rizzo will sit out again Monday, and he will possibly need need an MRI to determine the source and extent of his back problem. Chris Valaika...
Via MLB Injury News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo exits with lower back tightness;

During Tuesday's match-up against the Cincinnati Reds, Anthony Rizzo exited early with back tightness.Lower back tightness put Rizzo out of the game for #cubs.— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) August 27, 2014The Chicago Cubs are sure to be careful with Rizzo, who has fully become one of the leagues offensive first basemen this season, so don't expect him to be rushed back.So...
Via Sports Injury Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: All’s well that ends well

Chicago Cubs On Tuesday August 19th, the Chicago Cubs began a three game series against the San Francisco Giants. Little did they know, it would take almost two full days to record a win they thought they had early Wednesday morning. After jumping out to an early 2-0 lead thanks to an Anthony Rizzo two-run home run in the first inning, the Cubs managed to keep the Giants scoreless...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Chicago Cubs Will Be Relevant In 2015

Key word: relevant.  I wasn’t feeling bold enough to say “contenders,” although I really wanted to. Things are looking up on the North Side of the Windy City, and the future may be closer than many people think for the Chicago Cubs and their fans.  Between a mix of young talent and a GM in Theo Epstein who is going to spend some money in the offseason, the Cubbies will...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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