Anthony Rizzo Speaker Profile
First Baseman for the Chicago Cubs
Anthony Rizzo Biography
Anthony Rizzo was born August 8, 1989 and is a professional baseball first baseman with the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). A top minor league prospect in the Boston Red Sox organization, he was acquired by the San Diego Padres after the 2010 season along with three other prospects in exchange for All-Star player Adrian Gonzalez. Rizzo was traded to the Cubs in 2012.
On January 6, 2012, the Chicago Cubs acquired Rizzo and right-handed starting pitcher Zach Cates in exchange for right-handed starting pitcher Andrew Cashner and outfielder Kyung-Min Na. The deal was negotiated by Hoyer, the Cubs' general manager. Hoyer had also drafted Rizzo while working as an assistant general manager for the Red Sox, and later acquired Rizzo while he was the Padres' general manager. He blamed himself for calling up Rizzo to the majors too early in San Diego. Rizzo started the 2012 season with the Triple-A Iowa Cubs. He again excelled in the minor leagues, batting .342 average with 23 home runs and 62 RBIs before being recalled by the Cubs on June 26. Similar to his call-up in San Diego, he was expected to help a struggling offense.
He became the first player in Cubs history to have three game-winning RBIs in his first five games with the team. He hit seven homers in July, the most by a Cubs rookie in a calendar month since Mel Hall hit nine in August 1983. He also led National League (NL) rookies that month in homers, hits (32), RBIs (17) and total bases (55). He ranked second among NL rookies in runs scored (14), and he was third with a .330 batting average, .375 on-base percentage and .567 slugging percentage. He was named the league's July Rookie of the Month.
As his family originated in the Sicilian town of Ciminna, Rizzo was eligible, and chose to play for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic before the 2013 season.
On May 12, 2013 Rizzo agreed to a 7 year, $41 million deal. The deal includes two club options that could make the contact 9 years, $73 million.
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Cubs First Baseman Anthony Rizzo to Sign Autographs at the Sports Gallery and Gifts Store in Woodfield Mall
Posted on 25 August 2014 | 2:31 pm
Chicago Cubs All-Star first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, will be making an appearance at Sports Gallery and Gifts in the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Illinois on August 23, 2014. During his appearance he will be meeting with fans and signing autographs from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., so make sure you bring your favorite piece of memorabilia to be signed. The prices for the autograph event are as...[Read More]
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