Anthony Rizzo

#44 1B / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Sitting Tuesday

      Anthony Rizzo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.The first baseman gets a day off amidst a tough, 12-game stretch in which he's hit just .154. Rizzo has homered three times in that span, though. Kris Bryant will fill in at first base Tuesday, with Patrick Wisdom playing third.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Connects for ninth home run

      Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.Rizzo is quietly getting going at the plate, as he now has nine home runs, 31 RBI and an .809 OPS this season. He's hit four of those long balls this month already, so while his overall numbers aren't jumping off the page compared to his usual standards, the slugging first baseman should produce good stats for fantasy managers the rest of the way.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Slugs eighth homer

      Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Mets.It's the third homer in the last six games for the first baseman, giving him eight long balls on the year. Rizzo has found his stroke at the plate in June, slashing .286/.327/.531 with 11 RBI in 13 games as he looks to erase a sluggish start to the season.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Goes deep in win

      Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's win over the Cardinals.Rizzo made his lone hit count, connecting for his seventh home run of the season in the sixth inning. The slugging first baseman isn't delivering his usual power production, though he's chugging along with a .308 batting average this month. If he keeps making consistent contact, expect more balls to leave the yard in short order.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Lofts homer, four RBI

      Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a home run, double, two runs and four RBI in Tuesday's 7-1 triumph over the Padres.Rizzo laced a two-run double as part of a four-run sixth and later launched a two-run home run the next inning to extend the lead to 7-0. The long ball was a welcome sight as it was only the veteran first baseman's sixth all season and his first since May 2. While Rizzo's on base and average are near his career rates, a .445 slugging is well below a career .483.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Records two hits, scores run

      Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-4 with a run scored in Monday's loss to the Padres.Rizzo has recorded hits in five of the Chicago Cubs' last eight games and has posted three multi-hit games in that span, though the lack of power has been an issue for the first baseman -- he's gone 25 straight games without a dinger and has gone yard just five times all year long. He's hitting .261 with a .775 OPS on the season.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Three-hit effort

      Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's 6-1 win over San Diego.In the fifth inning, Rizzo put the Chicago Cubs ahead with a two-RBI double. The first baseman has gone 5-for-8 in two games since he returned from back stiffness. For the year, he's slashing .275/.377/.455 with five home runs, 21 RBI, 22 runs scored and three stolen bases across 199 plate appearances.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Returns to lineup

      Anthony Rizzo (back) is in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Padres after missing the previous six games.Rizzo said earlier Tuesday that he expected to be back in the lineup, and now he's officially slated to bat third and play first base against the Friars.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Anticipates Tuesday return

      Anthony Rizzo (back) said Tuesday that he is feeling "a lot better" and expects to return to the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.Rizzo has missed each of Chicago's last six games with the back issue. The first baseman participated in running drills and took grounders prior to Monday's contest, and he now appears in line to rejoin the lineup Tuesday night. That said, the slugger will still need to be cleared by the Chicago Cubs' medical staff before manager David Ross can officially pencil his name onto the lineup card.

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      Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: Not in Monday's lineup

      Anthony Rizzo (back) isn't in the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres.Rizzo participated in running and fielding drills ahead of Monday's contest, but he'll still he held out for a sixth consecutive game. Kris Bryant will start at first base while Patrick Wisdom takes over at the hot corner.

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