ANTHONY RIZZO NEWS

Chicago Cubs: Resiliency shown in win versus Dodgers

After being completely dominated the first two games of a four game series against the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday looked like more of the same. Trailing 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and having struggled to score all afternoon, the game looked all but over. This afternoon was different than what we as Chicago Cubs fans are accustomed...
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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo wins Branch Rickey Award for community work

  Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients. At 25, he's the youngest person to receive the award -- 4-1/2 months younger than last year's winner, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw. Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch Rickey...
Via AP on Fox
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Rizzo wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

DENVER (AP) Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey award in recognition of his community work with pediatric cancer patients. At 25, he's the youngest person to receive the award - 4 1-2 months younger than last year's winner, Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Clayton Kershaw. Created by the Rotary Club of Denver in 1991, the Branch...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo named Branch Rickey winner

Anthony Rizzo has been named the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award. He is the youngest to receive the award. The announcement was made in Denver Thursday. Rizzo, 25, will be inducted as the 23rd member of the Baseball Humanitarians Hall of Fame on Nov. 14 at the McNichols Civic Center in Denver. Two days later, on Nov. 16 in Parkland, Fla., Rizzo and his foundation will host...
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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...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Daily Double Switch for September 17th

Welcome back folks! Another beautiful night of baseball is approaching us tonight. Just a quick note before I jump into the content, be aware that since teams have clinched playoff berths you may see some young guys get more at-bats while the regulars get some rest. Don’t be so quick to just plug a guy in your lineup, always double check! Sign up at DraftKings! Weather There is...
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Cubs Injury update: Anthony Rizzo out Tuesday

The Cubs will sit Anthony Rizzo on Tuesday, as they play the second game of a 3 game set against the Reds. Rizzo returned to the lineup yesterday for the first time in 18 games. Rizzo had been out with a sore back, which I covered here.Rizzo returned to the lineup yesterday in a big way. The 25 year old all star went 2-4 with a walk off solo home run in the ninth inning.Your browser...
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Cueto attempts to match career-high win total

Anthony Rizzo came back from an injury and picked up right where he left off against the Cincinnati Reds. He could be challenged to keep it going for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against Johnny Cueto, however. Rizzo had missed 18 games with a strained lower back before returning Monday and homering in the ninth inning of a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati - the second...
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Cueto attempts to match career-high win total

Anthony Rizzo came back from an injury and picked up right where he left off against the Cincinnati Reds. He could be challenged to keep it going for the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field against Johnny Cueto, however. Rizzo had missed 18 games with a strained lower back before returning Monday and homering in the ninth inning of a 1-0 victory over Cincinnati - the second...
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Anthony Rizzo returns for Cubs, hits walk-off homer vs. Reds

  Anthony Rizzo called his first two at-bats a battle. The last one was a whole lot better. The first baseman capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo had missed the last 18 games because of a back problem but led off the ninth by driving a 1-0 pitch from Pedro Villarreal...
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Anthony Rizzo Hits Walk-Off Blast in First Game Back

CHICAGO, IL — Welcome back Anthony Rizzo! After missing 18 games due to injury, Rizzo hit a walk-off home run off Pedro Villarreal in the bottom of the 9th as the Cubs beat the Reds 1-0 on Monday night. Rizzo was the only player on either team to have a multi-hit game tonight, going 2-for-4. The homer was his 31st of the year, which tops his 2013 total by eight. Your browser does...
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Rizzo's walk-off homer gives Cubs 1-0 win vs. Reds

CHICAGO (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo had missed the last 18 games due to a back problem but drove a pitch from Pedro Villarreal (0-1) over the wall in center field. Rizzo's homer was his 31st of the season and gave Hector Rondon...
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Rizzo's walk-off homer gives Cubs 1-0 win vs. Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo capped his return to the Cubs lineup with a walk-off home run in the ninth inning that gave Chicago a 1-0 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo had missed the last 18 games due to a back problem but drove a pitch from Pedro Villarreal (0-1) over the wall in center field. Rizzo's homer was his 31st of the season and gave Hector Rondon...
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Fun with Twitter

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup for the first time in eons and was an immediate impact.  He had his troubles, striking out twice, but did get an infield single before we headed to the ninth.   What if Villareal bounces a ball but Baez cranks a cricket-style homer anyway? — Rice Cube (@CubicSnarkonia) September 16, 2014 But unfortunately, Javier Baez struck out, so… I...
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Sluggers Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler back in Cubs' lineup

  Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base. Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.
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Rizzo and Soler back in Cubs' lineup against Reds

CHICAGO (AP) Anthony Rizzo and Jorge Soler are back in the Chicago Cubs' starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. Rizzo was sidelined for 18 games because of a lower back strain. He was down to bat third and play first base. Soler missed three games to attend to the birth of his child in Miami. Soler was slated to bat fourth and play right field.
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo returns to lineup

The Chicago Cubs open up a three game series on Monday night against their division rivals, the Cincinnati Reds, at Wrigley field. The Cubs are currently 66-84 and are last in the NL Central. The Cubs will take the field tonight with their Slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the first time since August 24th. Rizzo is back in #Cubs lineup tonight— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat...
Via MLB Injury News
6 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
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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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Patient’ Javy Baez hits two dingers in two days

No Anthony Rizzo behind him in the lineup. No Starlin Castro. No Jorge Soler. No problem for Javy Baez — at least not in the last two games. The Cubs’ big-swinging rookie with just 38 big-league games had struggled in particular since Rizzo left the lineup three weeks ago with a stiff back. But on Friday, he hit his first home run since then, and on Saturday his two-run shot...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 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 MLB.com. ICYMI, #Cubs making progress: Starlin started walking without boot...
Via Sports Injury Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Locke It Up

Jeff Locke ($7,900) is a solid play today in DraftKings contests with a good matchup against the Chicago Cubs. Jeff's great-great-grandfather John defined the "self" through the continuity of consciousness. Cool stuff - but all I really need Jeff to do is pitch seven or so strong innings with a decent strikeout total. Against the Cubs it really shouldn't be much...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Look to End 5-Game Losing Streak, Midwest League Finals Begin

Cubs finish up their north of the border series versus the Blue Jays and attempt to end a 5-game slide. With Kyle Hendricks on the mound, it seems possible. Although not in the lineup, Anthony Rizzo was spotted taking BP and might be ready to return sometime this weekend. In non-depressing news of the day, it's is the opening of the Midwest League Finals. Kane County takes on...
Via Cub Reporter
11 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
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